Health, agricultural, and economic effects of adoption of healthy diet recommendations.


Lock, K; Smith, RD; Dangour, AD; Keogh-Brown, M; Pigatto, G; Hawkes, C; Fisberg, RM; Chalabi, Z; (2010) Health, agricultural, and economic effects of adoption of healthy diet recommendations. Lancet, 376 (9753). pp. 1699-709. ISSN 0140-6736 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(10)61352-9

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Abstract

: Transition to diets that are high in saturated fat and sugar has caused a global public health concern, as the pattern of food consumption is a major modifiable risk factor for chronic non-communicable diseases. Although agri-food systems are intimately associated with this transition, agriculture and health sectors are largely disconnected in their priorities, policy, and analysis, with neither side considering the complex inter-relation between agri-trade, patterns of food consumption, health, and development. We show the importance of connection of these perspectives through estimation of the eff ect of adopting a healthy diet on population health, agricultural production, trade, the economy, and livelihoods,with a computable general equilibrium approach. On the basis of case-studies from the UK and Brazil, we suggest that benefits of a healthy diet policy will vary substantially between different populations, not only because of population dietary intake but also because of agricultural production, trade, and other economic factors.<br/>

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- ) > Dept of Nutrition and Public Health Interventions Research (2003-2012)
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- )
Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Social and Environmental Health Research
Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Health Services Research and Policy
Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Global Health and Development
Research Centre: Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
ECOHOST - The Centre for Health and Social Change
PubMed ID: 21074259
Web of Science ID: 284451000035
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/2209

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