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Revista chilena de nutrición

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MUZZO B., Santiago. TRENDS OF NUTRITIONAL PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD. THE CASE OF CHILE. Rev. chil. nutr. [online]. 2002, vol.29, n.2, pp.78-85. ISSN 0717-7518.

The world has markedly progressed in solving nutritional deficiencies, infantil mortality and infections. In Latin America, Chile has been the one country that has improved more these indicators, which would explain the fast epidemiological transition that has experimented. Nevertheless, the nutritional problems by excess have increased particularly the non- transmissible chronic diseases of the adult, which at the moment constitute the main cause of death in our country. The present challenge is to diminish the prevalence of obesity without increasing malnutrition, which at the moment is a latent disease. In the last years the decrease of statural deficit has been less marked than the increase of the obesity and the decrease of the underweight, which could be due to some micronutrient deficiencies or that it could be visualized when almost no macronutrients deficiences are present

Palabras clave : Nutritional disorders; obesity; micronutrients.

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