Intake of macronutrients and micronutrients in adolescents of an indigenous community in San Luis Potosí, Mexico [Ingesta de macronutrientes y micronutrientes en adolescentes de una comunidad indígena de San Luis Potosí, México] Article uri icon


  • Background: Adolescence is a period that needs greater demands for energy and nutrients than any other time of life. The health and nutrition of adolescents are key elements for social, economic and political development of all communities. Methods: We performed multistage cross-sectional quantitative study during the months of December 2011 and January 2012 in the Lazaro Cardenas middle school located in Cuatlamáyan community, Tancanhuitz of Santos in the state of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Results: According to BMI forage, 19.05%25 of teenagers were classified as undernutrition, 72.61%25 in normal weight and the rest as overweight. Conclusions: In the community of Cuatlamayán, the double burden of malnutrition, including undernutrition and overnutrition remains a serious public health problem for adolescents, which can interfere with their development in such an important stage of life.

publication date

  • 2013-01-01