M of R/Daily of Chiapas
Because chronic non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity, represent the leading cause of death and disability, nutrition professionals have an important role in the health model to reverse this situation by creating healthier lifestyles, states Said the Secretary of Health, Dr. Pepe Cruz, within the framework of the National Nutritionist Day.
The person in charge of health policy at the state level pointed out that although Chiapas is below the national average in the incidence and prevalence of this type of disease, which occurs in a higher percentage among women, it is necessary to address it in a timely manner because they are associated with chronic heart disease. and can lead to pulmonary diseases.
Because of the above, he said, Chiapas is one of the first in the country to implement the HEARTS initiative of the Pan American and World Health Organizations (PAHO/WHO), which specifically promotes the prevention and timely care of cardiovascular diseases. Is. Population sector in the most vulnerable position.
The head of the state’s Ministry of Health noted that the agency under his charge, in coordination with the University of Sciences and Arts of Chiapas (UNICACH) and the Chiapas chapter of the Mexican College of Nutritionists, conducts the cycle of conferences. Metabolic control in non-communicable diseases”, to celebrate the Day of Nutritionists and Nutritionists in Mexico.
In this educational event that brings together nutrition professionals and students of related careers, Francisco Javier Dominguez Nataren, State Deputy Director of Hospital Medical Services, indicated that 265 professionals with this profile work in first and second level care units, such as multi-disciplinary teams. Where appropriate, they recommend healthy habits and suggest proper eating and diet in the context of treatment.
Academic Secretary and Director of the Faculty of Nutritional Sciences of UNICACH, Rafael de Jesus Araujo Gonzalez and Sergio Mario Galindo Ramirez, respectively, were present at the opening ceremony of the conference cycle; National Vice President of the Mexican College of Nutritionists, Erica Judith López Zúñiga; and President of the Mexican College of Nutritionists, Chiapas Chapter; Fabiola de Jesus Nucamendi Albores.