Más de 6 mil habitantes de la comuna de Molina, mainly women, have participated in this study on factors biological and environmental that predispose to the development of diseases chronic, main cause of death for the population of our country. The project, the Center for advanced chronic disease dependent (ACCDiS ) is an initiative pioneer in Chile by that during ten years is studied the health of ten thousand people of this town, and includes the carrying out of surveys, biological sampling, a bio Bank and other indicators.

unnamed-1Molina, located in the Maule Region, It is one of the districts of the country which has the highest rates of risk for chronic diseases in Chile, specifically for cerebrovascular diseases, gastric and gallbladder cancer and ischemic heart disease.

It is precisely this place where pioneer work is developing in our country: el seguimiento de la salud de 10 mil personas a partir de un cohorte que por diez años estudiará la trayectoria de estos pacientes, de entre 38 y 74 años.

The project, dependent of the Advanced Center for chronic diseases (ACCDiS ) de las universidades de Chile y Católica de Chile entregó este miércoles 14 de noviembre en el Auditorio de la Corporación Cultural de Curicó some of the preliminary results of its second year of operation, in that different researchers will have approximate to investigate in areas as health cardiovascular and activity physical, factors of risk of cancer, respiratory health and social determinants.

unnamed-2In the presentation involved researchers and members of the ACCDiS, presided over by its director, the academic of the U. of Chile Sergio Lavandero; authorities of the universities participating, among them the Director of research of the House of Bello, Silvia Nunez; authorities municipal and of the hospitals of Molina and Curicó, among others.

One of these results is that according to international parameters in cardiovascular health (diet, time sedentary, smoking, IMC), sólo el 3 por ciento de la población posee una dieta considerada ideal. Also, another of the research showed that el 17 por ciento de la población estudiada está en niveles normales de peso.

unnamed-3"We have the commitment to our society that as we collect and analyze information", We communicate to the authorities of health and society in general", said ACCDiS director, who said that two key factors to address such problems of public health in our country are "changing the emphasis of how we use resources in health". Nowadays large part of the expenditure is intended to treatments of them individuals and very little to the prevention and education of the society. "In the development of this new policy of health public them universities have a paper key providing information key through their research for a proper takes of decisions in the use of resources public".

For this reason, Lavandero said that is crucial give you continuity to a project like this because as first experience in Chile, debería desarrollarse como en el resto del mundo “donde la más antigua de estas cohortes ya lleva 60 años. Today they work with grandchildren. The idea is make a called to finance this type of research because there is a responsibility with solve the problems of the people. Society demands it of us".

From the scope of the health mental, el 23 por ciento de la población estudiada posee trastorno depresivo mayor, with greater presence in women that men. This is a factor that in other cohorts of the world increases risk of diseases cardiovascular and deteriorating cognitive.

unnamed-4Silvia Nunez, He stressed that this project positions health according to local studies research already so far “the majority of our analysis are made on the basis to external patterns of cohorts of other countries. The validation of patterns national, Although it is focused on bounded pathologies, can lift the relevance that has the generate studies in other areas”. Also, the Director of research of the U. of Chile relieved the character inter-institutional and interdisciplinary of MAUCO, where “converge excellence researchers to generate information for the country”.

MAUCO, directed by the Dr. Catterina Ferrecio, It will continue to monitor the population of Molina, adding new initiatives research in areas such as the monitoring of quality of the air in some homes, samples of flooring to see residues of pesticides, the dysfunction heart, skin cancer, disease biliary, condition physical and deficit attention of the adult higher, among others.

En 2017, is start the controls of health of the patients, After two years of study entry. Like this, the commune will be a contribution to the surveillance national in health. Among those challenges main of MAUCO is is the increase the number of the population male that participate in this project.

En diciembre del año 2015 se realizó la primera cuenta pública de MAUCO, en donde de 1.800 personas encuestadas, sólo el 1 por ciento cumplió con los factores ideales para una buena salud cardiovascular, demonstrating the existence of high factors of risk for cancer.

They also participate in this project of Molina, Curicó hospitals, the service of health of the Maule, and Talca and Maule of Catholic universities.

Source: University of Chile