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Montserrat Bacardí-Gascón ;Nutrición Hospitalaria 2015, 31 5

Autor: Arturo Jiménez-Cruz

Fuente: http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=309238514057


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Nutrición Hospitalaria ISSN: 0212-1611 info@nutriciónhospitalaria.com Grupo Aula Médica España Jiménez-Cruz, Arturo; Bacardí-Gascón, Montserrat Obesity in Latin America: The need for a comprehensive approach Nutrición Hospitalaria, vol.
31, núm.
5, 2015, pp.
2334-2335 Grupo Aula Médica Madrid, España Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=309238514057 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Nutr Hosp.
2015;31(5) ISSN 0212-1611 • CODEN NUHOEQ S.V.R.
318 Cartas al director Obesity in Latin America: The need for a comprehensive approach a 18 to 30 yo college students.
Mexico has the highest prevalence of obesity in all group ages among Latin American countries.
On the other hand, the Caribbean region has the highest obesity prevalence in the American continent, and while the prevalence of Obesity in the developed world seems to be stabilized, Kuwait, Kiribati, Micronesia, Libya, Qatar, Tonga and Samoa have shown, from 1980 to 2013, the highest increases in obesity (more than 50%)1. The high increase of obesity in the past 30 years, all over the world, and especially in developing countries such as Latina America, the Caribbean and some Arabs and Asian countries, and the high prevalence of obesity specifically in the younger age groups is an alarming sign from a public health perspective. Different risk factors have been studied and there are evidence for a comprehensive prevention and intervention programs that focus on prenatal and postnatal factors, and the environmental factors through all ages. These programs should be culturally based comprehensive intervention grounded in local and regional studies of prevalence, risk factors, stigmatization, health care system application to particular cha...





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