Patterns of diet and activity, and nutritional and health status vary across cultures and historical periods. ... iron deficiency anemia, vitamin A deficiency, and iodine deficiency, in addition to periodic famine and high prevalence of infectious diseases. ... However, today changes in work patterns, lifestyles, and food systems (e.g., global availability of cheap vegetable oils and fats) are contributing to ananbsp;...
|Title||:||Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology|
|Author||:||Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2004|