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1 At the time of the Santa María Cauqué, study Leonardo Mata was the Chief of the Division of Environmental Biology, at the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP) in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

2 This program and its results is described in detail in Mata 1978a.

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