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dc.contributorCaribbean Food and Nutrition Instituteen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-15T20:29:26Z
dc.date.available2017-06-15T20:29:26Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.govdocPAHO/CAR/3.1/01.01
dc.identifier.urihttps://iris.paho.org/handle/10665.2/34123
dc.description.abstract[Preface]: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), through the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI) and the Caribbean Program Coordination, has been actively promoting good nutrition practices in the Caribbean Region. This commitment to encourage a healthy approach to eating has brought the recognition that, while a preventive approach to health care is key to maintaining health, proper management of diseases is an important aspect of the health care continuum. Chronic non-communicable nutrition-related diseases are the main causes of disability, illness and death in the Caribbean. Their management needs to be given priority, even as the fight against communicable diseases continues. With the increasing cost of hospitalization, treating complications, loss of productive capacity and the impact on quality of life, more emphasis needs to be placed on the pivotal role of nutrition in the effective management of these diseases at the primary care level. The nutritional management of obesity, diabetes and hypertension has been selected as a first step for which nutritional guidelines ought to be established for management in the primary care system, since success in the management of these diseases may well prevent the onset of other debilitating chronic diseases...en_US
dc.language.isoenes_ES
dc.publisherPAHOes_ES
dc.subjectCaribbean Regiones_ES
dc.subjectChronic Diseasees_ES
dc.subjectDiabetes Mellituses_ES
dc.subjectObesityes_ES
dc.subjectHypertensiones_ES
dc.titleProtocol for the Nutritional Management of Obesity, Diabetes and Hypertension in the Caribbeanen_US
dc.typePublicationsen_US
dc.rights.holderPan American Health Organizationen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenamePan American Health Organizationen_US
paho.isfeatured0es_ES
paho.publisher.countryBarbadoses_ES
paho.publisher.citys.l.es_ES
paho.source.centercodeUS1.1es_ES


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