oa South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition - WHO global strategy on diet, physical activity and health : how can Codex Alimentarius take action to support its implementation?



A profound shift in the balance of the major causes of death and disease, described as the epidemiological transition, has already occurred in developed countries and is underway in many developing countries. Globally, the burden of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has increased rapidly. In 2001, NCDs accounted for almost 60% of the 56 million deaths annually and 47% of the global burden of disease.


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