Health Change in the Asia-Pacific Region

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Ryutaro Ohtsuka, Stanley J. Ulijaszek
Cambridge University Press, May 24, 2007 - Science
The Asia-Pacific region has seen great social, environmental and economic change across the past century, leading to dramatic changes in the health profiles of all populations represented in South East and East Asia, Pacific Islands and the islands of Melanesia. This volume considers evidence concerning prehistoric migration, and colonial, regional and global processes in the production of health change in the Asia-Pacific region. Notably, it examines ways in which a health pattern dominated by under-nutrition and infection has been displaced in many ways, and is being displaced elsewhere by over-nutrition and the degenerative diseases associated with it. This book presents a cohesive view of the ways in which exchange relationships, economic modernization, migration and transnational linkages interact with changing rural subsistence ecologies to influence health patterns in this region.
 

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Contents

1 Health change in the AsiaPacific
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2 Interactions of nutrition genetics
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3 Biocultural adaptation and
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4 Changing nutritional health
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Not reported
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Thailand
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Table 45 cont
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Kilometers
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8 Nutrition and health in modernizing
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B American Samoan females
175
9 Health patterns of Pacific Islanders
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1722
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API populations
205
10 Impacts of modernization and
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5 Obesity and nutritional health in
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6 Modernization nutritional
101
causes and
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12 Health changes in Papua
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