Nutrition and an Active Life: From Knowledge to Action
This publication, written by leading international public health professionals, highlights 13 case studies on a variety of topics including control of vitamin A deficiency, folic acid fortification of bread, control of iodine deficiency disorders, and the contribution of research to infant breast-feeding policies, as well as successful community projects to promote increased physical activity and the role of urban planning and public transportation in reducing the prevalence of sedentary lifestyles, among other important topics. (© PAHO, 2005)
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Building a healthy Bahamas: combating noncommunicable diseases
With the goal of achieving a “healthy Bahamas,” the country is fighting noncommunicable diseases on several fronts to reduce their burden and encourage the population to adopt healthy habits to prevent them. Heart diseases, cancer, stroke, and diabetes are some of the leading causes of death in the Bahamas.