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Does the evolution of food consumption explain the progression of obesity in Tunisia?


Does the evolution of food consumption explain the progression of obesity in Tunisia?



Medecine et Nutrition 38(2): 49-55



Obesity is a health problem which does not only concern western countries, since 4.8% of men and 17.4% of women in Tunisia suffer from it. The present work aims at determining the relationship between progression of obesity and evolution of food consumption. Our results show that feeding, which is characterized by an upward trend of the lipid consumption and a reduction in fibre cannot explain alone Tunisians obesity.

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