Forrester, Terrence E.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Tropical Metabolism Research Institute
Chronic non-communicable diseases in the Caribbean
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
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.....