Several studies reveal that the profile of consumers of nutritional supplements corresponds to individuals with healthy lifestyles and favorable sociodemographic environment. However, in Costa Rica, there is no information available regarding the consumption of nutritional supplements nationwide. This research aimed to analyze the use and sociodemographic, anthropometric and intake characteristics of consumers of nutritional supplements in the Costa Rican urban population aged 15 to 65 years.
Non-communicable diseases are growing at an alarming rate in Latin America. We assessed total and added sugar intake in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela, to verify the adequacy of the World Health Organization’s recommendations, considering gender, socioeconomic level and age.
Active travel such as walking or cycling has been associated with more favorable health outcomes. However, evidence on patterns of transportation in Latin America is scarce. Therefore, the aim of this study was to quantify and characterice socio-demographic patterns of public, private and active travel in Latin American countries.
Physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviours (SB) are two independent risk factors for non-communicable diseases. However, there is a lack of objectively measured information on PA and SB in low- and middle-income countries. The aim of this study was to use objective data to characterise socio-demographic patterns of PA and SB in eight Latin American countries. 2,732 participants (aged 15-65 years) from the Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health (ELANS) were included. PA and SB data were collected using accelerometers. Overall and country-specific average levels of time spent in PA and SB were compared by sex, age, socioeconomic and education level.
An important part of Costa Rican dairy products manufactured in an artisanal way, as in other countries in the region and the Caribbean, are made in small processing plants located in rural areas, sometimes with a low level of technification and with some opportunities for improvement. in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). There is also little scientific information available to producers on the most critical practices that must be followed to guarantee the safety of the products.