Intervención en alimentación y nutrición para mineros con factores de riesgo cardiovascular, basada en la investigación formativa

Astrid Caichac H, Fernanda Mediano S, Gonzalo Blanco P, Lydia Lera M, Carmen Gloria Yáñez G, Fernando Vio del R, Sonia Olivares C
2013 Revista Chilena de Nutricíon  
Este trabajo fue recibido el 2 de Julio de 2013 y aceptado para ser publicado el 30 de Octubre de 2013. ABSTRACT We designed and implemented an intervention to improve the diet of 94 miners with cardiovascular risk of a mining company. The diagnosis included a qualitative study of the desires, motivations and barriers that workers have to lead a healthy life, a survey of food consumption and checking the institutional food service. Anthropometric and biochemical data were provided by the
more » ... . Based on the results, the intervention included improving the supply of healthy foods and conducting the communication campaign "Minero 100% Filete", workshops and nutritional counseling for them and their families. After 8 months of intervention we found a signifi cant increase in the consumption of fruits and vegetables and a decreased consumption of fried, cured and red meats. There was no signifi cant change in BMI. However, there were signifi cant decreases in systolic blood pressure, blood glucose levels, triglycerides and an increase in HDL cholesterol. Although the program was well received by the workers, it is acknowledged that there are signifi cant adverse factors which merit improvement.
doi:10.4067/s0717-75182013000400002 fatcat:6p2fsmf3yvdtzprckxcrj6ltpe