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  1. The double burden of malnutrition

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    March 31, 2014 by cfmsc

    A text by Lucía Félix

    During the last two decades, countries like Brazil, Chile and Mexico have experienced a series of epidemiological, demographical and nutritional changes. The epidemiological transition is characterized by a shift from a high prevalence of infectious water-borne diseases such as diarrhea and cholera; to the preponderance of non-communicable chronic diseases like hypertension and type II diabetes. The demographic transition is observed in shifts from high to low fertility and mortality, as well as in population aging. Finally, the nutrition transition implies a shift in national diets, physical activity and body composition patterns.

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