A survey of nutrition and aging research in Brazil, Chile and Mexico
Master of Science (MS)
Dietetics and Nutrition
First Advisor's Name
Nancy S. Wellman
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
Dian I. Weddle
Third Advisor's Name
Date of Defense
Information on nutrition and aging research in Brazil, Chile and Mexico was compiled. The questionnaire was adapted from one published by the United Nations Population Fund. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) provided the initial contact list. A search of online library databases was also done. Databases yielded a total of 149 journal articles, 21 books, 9 dissertations and 17 theses on nutrition and aging published between 1983 and 2000. The information showed that nutrition and aging is an area in the process of policy and program development and that aging is an important public health issue because of the current and projected growth of this population group. In line with the PAHO goal of improving the possibilities for healthy aging, this study may help strengthen the integration of multidisciplinary nutrition and aging research with public health policy.
Fernandez Gaxiola, Ana Cecilia, "A survey of nutrition and aging research in Brazil, Chile and Mexico" (2000). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3310.
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