Carlos A. Mena

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BACKGROUND This study examined the association between access to urban green spaces and markets with anthropometric measurements, biological markers, sociodemographic, and healthy lifestyle. METHODS Geographic information systems were used to establish a correlation between environmental features and cardiovascular risk parameters. A total number of 832(More)
The current lifestyle of the population contributes to the development of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Physical inactivity has become a major public health concern that is associated with increased risk of morbidity or worsening CVD risk factors. Studies have shown that the area of residence is associated with obesity and physical inactivity. In this(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of the straight-line and road network distances to parks and markets on anthropometric measurements, biochemical markers, and a healthy lifestyle in adult people. We studied 832 subjects aged 18–74 years selected by a probability sampling. Geographic information systems were used to calculate access(More)
The global percentage of people over 60 is strongly increasing and estimated to exceed 20% by 20,150, which means that there will be an increase in many pathological conditions related to aging. Mapping of the location of aging people and identification of their needs can be extremely valuable from a social-economic point of view. Participants in this study(More)
In Chile, the arid and semiarid regions affected by degradation processes exceed 60% of the national territory. The most important degradation is related to the loss of biodiversity and of land productivity. Consequently, there is an increase of human emigration associated to the reduction of life quality. In this frame a working group of University of(More)
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