Cuba: Low Undernourishment in Hospitalized Patients

by AIN — last modified Sep 16, 2011 07:42 PM
The low level of malnourishment reported in hospitalized patients in Cuba is outstanding, said Professor Luis Garces, a nutritional expert from Havana’s Hermanos Ameijeiras hospital, during a lecture in Sancti Spiritus.

Garces is attending the National Workshop on Nutrition hosted in this central Cuban province since last Monday.

The 40% of patients admitted in secondary care institutions in the island has nutritional difficulties due to the diseases they suffer from. Nevertheless, in industrialized countries like Spain this index surpasses the 50%, noticed the doctor.

Experts consider that most of the diet-related problems in Cuba are associated with harmful food habits. They also affirm that nutrition is regarded as an essential fact in the treatment of many diseases.

repost from Escambray http://www.escambray.cu/Eng/science/nourishment110916741

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