[Chronic non-communicable diseases in Mexico: epidemiologic synopsis and integral prevention].

  title={[Chronic non-communicable diseases in Mexico: epidemiologic synopsis and integral prevention].},
  author={Jos{\'e} Angel C{\'o}rdova-Villalobos and Jorge Armando Barriguete-Mel{\'e}ndez and Agust{\'i}n Lara-Esqueda and Sim{\'o}n Barquera and Mart{\'i}n Rosas-Peralta and Mauricio Hern{\'a}ndez-{\'A}vila and Mar{\'i}a Eugenia de Le{\'o}n-May and Carlos A Aguilar-Salinas},
  journal={Salud publica de Mexico},
  volume={50 5},
The federal government has implemented several strategies to reduce mortality caused by chronic non-communicable diseases (CNTD). One example is the development of medical units specialized in the care of CNTD (i.e. overweight, obesity, cardiovascular risk and diabetes), named UNEMES (from its Spanish initials). These units--consisting of an ad-hoc, trained, multi-disciplinary team--will provide patient education, help in the resolution of obstacles limiting treatment adherence, and involve the… CONTINUE READING

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