Biochemical Indicators of Nutritional Status and Dietary Intake in Costa Rican Cabécar Indian Adolescents

@article{MongeRojas2005BiochemicalIO,
  title={Biochemical Indicators of Nutritional Status and Dietary Intake in Costa Rican Cab{\'e}car Indian Adolescents},
  author={R. Monge-Rojas and Mauro Barrantes and I. Holst and H. N{\'u}{\~n}ez-Rivas and T. Alfaro and S. Rodr{\'i}guez and Lowella Cunningham and Priscilla Cambronero and Lisbeth Salazar and F. Herrmann and N. Scrimshaw},
  journal={Food and Nutrition Bulletin},
  year={2005},
  volume={26},
  pages={16 - 3}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine the blood levels of selected nutritional status indicators and the dietary intake of Costa Rican Cabécar Indians aged 10 to 16 years. The results showed that 65% of the adolescents had an adequate body mass index (BMI) for their age, and 32% had a BMI < 5th percentile. Likewise, the study revealed a high prevalence of anemia (57%), deficient serum folate levels (54%), deficient vitamin B12 levels (31%), and subclinical vitamin A deficiency (10… Expand
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