Brazil: number of nutrition specialists 2013-2018

This statistic shows the number of licensed nutrologists in Brazil between 2013 and 2018. In 2018, around 1,690 physicians in Brazil were authorized to practice in the field of nutrition, up from 1,540 specialists in 2015.

Number of licensed nutrologists in Brazil between 2013 and 2018

Number of physicians in thousands
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Release date

March 2018



Survey time period

2013, 2015 and 2018

Special properties

Nutrologists are the doctors specialized in Nutrology*

Supplementary notes

* According to the Brazilian Association of Nutrology, this is "the medical specialty that studies and evaluates the benefits and disadvantages caused by the ingestion of nutrients (...), with the purpose of maintaining health, and reducing the risk of diseases, as well as treating ingestion deficiencies and excesses".
Data prior to 2018 were retrieved from earlier releases of the publication.
Figures have been rounded.
Data refers to the number of registered licenses for each specialization. Physicians with more than one specialization were counted as a specialist in each field they are authorized to practice.

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