An Internet System to Self-monitoring and Assess Feeding in Young Mexicans

  • Miguel Murguía-Romero
  • Bernardo Serrano-Estrada
  • Itzell A. Gallardo-Ortíz
  • J. Rafael Jiménez-Flores
  • Rafael Villalobos-Molina
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 179)

Abstract

Obesity and metabolic syndrome pave the way to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Obesity and metabolic syndrome prevalence are high (39% and 13%, respectively) in young Mexican population where feeding habits are one of the main factors leading to these maladies. So, a plausible strategy to address the problem is to suggest young to review and control their feeding habits. We present an internet system to register, self-monitoring, and assess feeding habits for young Mexican to review and control them. This system is organized in eight questionnaires, one of them about food frequencies. Also anthropometrics data such as weight, height, waist and hip circumference are registered to assess and follow-up weight condition, through body mass index, and waist/hip ratio. The user could generate a pdf report that automatically summarizes all the data captured in the questionnaires in two pages. A follow up charts of some parameters are also available for monthly data collection once the user fills the system. More than 2,000 young students have used this system since 2013 and is open universally (www.misalud.abacoac.org) to all young people wanting to self-monitoring her/his feeding habits, and obtaining general health recommendations.

Keywords

Nutrition Mexican young Obesity Weight control Metabolic syndrome 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We thanks to all young participants using MiSalud system, their cooperation and interest in their health are centrals in this project. This project was supported in part by DGAPA, UNAM: grants PAPIME-PE207516, and PAPIIT-IN219915.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel Murguía-Romero
    • 1
    • 3
  • Bernardo Serrano-Estrada
    • 2
  • Itzell A. Gallardo-Ortíz
    • 1
    • 3
  • J. Rafael Jiménez-Flores
    • 3
  • Rafael Villalobos-Molina
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Uniad de Biomedicina, FES IztacalaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoTlalnepantlaMexico
  2. 2.SERES Sistemas EspecializadosMexico CityMexico
  3. 3.Carrera de Médico Cirujano, FES IztacalaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoTlalnepantlaMexico

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