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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Forrester, Terrence E.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Tropical Metabolism Research Institute
Article Title
Chronic non-communicable diseases in the Caribbean
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2000
Volume ID
49
Issue ID
Suppl. 2
Page(s)
67-69
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Abstract
Presents the demographic and nutritional transactions that have taken place in the Caribbean. Suggests that these have helped to drive the epidemiological transition which is characterised by receding mortality due to infections and malnutrition. On the other hand the emergence of obesity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus and cancer as the leading causes of mortality. Elaborates on these developments and suggests methods for tackling the problem.....
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