Health and nutrition: changes in lifestyle in the era of globalization
Gangadhar Mysore Rajagopal (University of Mysore)
Jai Prabhakar Sosale Chandrashekara swamy (Centre for Multi-Disciplinary Development Research (CMDR))
Life and Death
University Place 2.217
Start time:
7 August, 2013 at 9:00
Session slots:

Short abstract:

Changes in life style by globalisation contributed to shifting dietary patterns. It impacts not only on socio-economic,health and nutritional status of the people but also in many other ways. Combined with decline in energy expenditure; associated with a sedentary lifestyle leads to health hazards

Long abstract:

Rapid changes in diets and lifestyles resulting from industrialization, urbanization, economic development and market globalization, have accelerated during the last decade and are having a significant impact on the health and nutritional status of populations, particularly in developing countries and those undergoing rapid socioeconomic transition. While standards of living have improved and the access to services has increased, there have also been significant negative consequences in terms of inappropriate dietary patterns and decreased physical activity and a corresponding increase in diet-related chronic diseases, especially among the poor. Food and food products have become commodities produced and traded in a market that has expanded from an essentially local base to an increasingly global one. Traditional food habits have undergone many changes with the introduction of food policies. Impact of these changes on lifestyle of people at large and women and children at particular is the major concern for cram studies. The papers invited to this panel would explore the impact of globalised economies on human life style, health and nutrition in broader ways.