What is it about?

Why are Westernized populations plagued by a plethora of chronic non-infectious degenerative diseases, termed as “civilization diseases”, like obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, autoimmune diseases, Alzheimer’s disease and many more? This paper shows that and how Western diet and lifestyle can cause the development of obesity and civilization diseases.

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Obesity and lifestyle diseases pose a major public health and economic problem. With the increasing spread of Western diet and lifestyle worldwide, these diseases are meanwhile also rapidly increasing in developing countries. Knowledge of the factors underlying this development is a key to prevention.

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This page is a summary of: How Western Diet And Lifestyle Drive The Pandemic Of Obesity And Civilization Diseases, Diabetes Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity, October 2019, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.2147/dmso.s216791.
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