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The Nutritional Status of Latin American Adults

  • Antonio L. Arteaga
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 7)

Abstract

The high prevalence of infant and preschool child undernutrition in Latin America and its important impact on morbidity and mortality have been factors in the neglect of nutritional status in adult populations. This is an oversight that should be corrected, because the efficient working capacity of adults is a principal asset in combating national underdevelopment, which is the basis for most of the undernutrition in less developed countries.

Keywords

Iron Deficiency Anemia Government Printing Latin American Country Weight Index Nutrition Survey 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio L. Arteaga
    • 1
  1. 1.Nutrition DepartmentCatholic UniversitySantiagoChile

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