2,221 results match your criteria Archivos Latinoamericanos De Nutricion[Journal]


Cacao alkaloids and polyphenols: Mechanisms that regulate their biosynthesis and its im- plications on the taste and aroma.

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2016 Sep;66(3):239-254

The flavor and aroma of cacao (Theobroma cacao) beans were the main reasons that promoted its domestication and food-use by pre-Columbian peoples of Mesoamerica. Polyphenols and alkaloids are compounds that directly affect the flavor of the cocoa beans and indirectly on the flavor precursors. The alkaloids are associated with bitterness; its concentration is related to the cultivar and its modifying through the processing. Read More

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September 2016

Differences in nutritional status, physical activity, and fruit and vegetable consumption in urban and rural school-going adolescents in Paute, Ecuador.

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2016 Sep;66(3):230-238

Ecuador is undergoing a nutrition tran- sition where overweight/obesity coexist with under-nutrition. The objective of this study was to determine nutritional status, physical activity, fruit and vegetables consumption frequency among school-going adolescents in the canton of Paute and further explore if these variables were differential by urban vs. rural residence. Read More

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September 2016

Association between anthropometric characteristics and the motor function in Chileans subjects with different levels of physical activity.

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2016 Sep;66(3):219-229

There is little information about the relationship bet- ween anthropometric indexes and motor function in active and inactive subjects. In that sense, this research aims todetermine the relationship between anthropometric characteristics and motor function score in Chilean subjects with different levels of physical activity. The sample included 63 subjects (20 women), allocated into three groups:physically active group (GFA, n=21), athlete group (GD, n=21) and physically inactive group (GFI, n=21). Read More

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September 2016

Antioxidant, cytotoxic and alpha-glucosidase inhibition activities from the Mexican berry "Anacahuita" (Cordia boissieri).

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2016 Sep;66(3):211-218

This study describes the total phenolic and flavonoid content as well as cytotoxic, alpha-glucosidase inhibition and antiradical/antioxidant potential of extracts obtained from the edible fruits of Cordia boissieri, which is widely distributed throughout northeastern Mexico. Phenolic and flavonoid content were evaluated by means of the Folin-Ciocalteu method and aluminum chloride colorimetric assay respectively. The antiradical/antioxidant activity was determined by the 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) scavenging and Trolox Equivalent Antioxidant Capacity (TEAC) assays. Read More

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September 2016
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Relationship between antioxidant in- take, nutritional factors and biochemical indicators in healthy volunteers.

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2016 Sep;66(3):201-210

Oxidative stress is an important risk factor for the development of cardiovascular ciseases (CVD) due to the serious damage caused by reactive oxygen species to biomolecules, thus, adequate intake of vitamins with antioxidant properties could prevent or delay the onset of these diseases. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between antioxidant intake, nutritional factors and biochemical markers in a group of healthy individuals in Caracas, Venezuela. The study included 29 participants between 18-40 years of age who underwent three 24-hour dietary recalls, anthropometric measurements [weight, height, waist circumference (WC), waist-hip ratio (WHR) and % body fat (% BF)] according to the International Biology Program (IBP) methodology. Read More

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September 2016
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Breastfeeding, comnlementarv food introduction and overweight in preschool children.

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2016 Sep;66(3):195-200

Growing phenomenon, which involves high morbidity and consequently high costs for health systems, obesity has been found also among the pediatric population and is currently considered a public health problem. The aim of this study was to verify if in children in the early preschool age we can see the prevalence of overweight and if introducing complementary feeding as well as the type of food introduced, are associated with this condition in this age group. It is an observational analytic study with children born in 2011-2012 that attended public schools in Taubat6 -SP during 2014. Read More

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September 2016

Dietary intake and nutritional status of patients with Chagas disease.

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2016 Sep;66(3):185-194

Chagas disease is a parasitic infection that affects 17 million people in Latin America. The real influence of nutritional status and food intake effect over the course of the disease to chronic Chagas Cardiomyopathy is still unknown. Furthermore, some cardiovascular risk factors might influence the evolution of the disease. Read More

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September 2016

Media arm circumference in schoo and preschool hospitalized as predictive value : acute malnutrition.

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2016 Sep;66(3):176-184

The predictive power of the middle arm circumference for early identification of acute malnutrition in preschool and school children hospitalized in two hospitals in Valencia, Carabobo state. Was evaluated 182 children aged 2-10 years were evaluated. Anthropometric nutritional status calculated by: mid-arm circumference for age MAC and weight for height P/T. Read More

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September 2016

Zinc deficiency: A global problem that affect the health and cognitive development.

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2016 Sep;66(3):165-175

The zinc deficiency affects approximately a third of the world population, principally in the developing countries, the rural areas and in the poorest communities, where this micronutrient deficiency is one of the most prevalent risk factor for nutrientrelated diseases. This paper compiles scientific advances about the key role of the essential trace element zinc in the neurogenesis control, brain function and cognitive development. The aim of this work is to generate in health professionals, interest about the zinc deficiency effects in neuro-intellectual development and its negative impact in the cultural, economic and social development of the countries. Read More

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September 2016

A new family home approach to controlling iron deficiency anemia in all ages in less-developed and developing countries using iron-fortified water.

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2016 Sep;66(3):159-164

Nutritional iron deficiency anemia is considered the main public health problem of poor less-developed and developing countries. The World Health Organization has estimated that 1.5-2. Read More

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September 2016

Stability of a functional beverage composed by tropical fruits and yacon (Smallanthus sonchiyo- lius) under refrigerated storage.

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2016 Jun;66(2):148-155

The development of beverages with functional properties must consider the preservation of the bioactive or functional properties during storage. For this reason, the aim of this study was to evaluate the stability of a functional beverage of tropical fruits and yacon, stored under refrigeration. The beverage, composed by 50% of yacon and 50% of a blended tropical fruits (camu-camu, acerola, cashew-apple, yellow mombin, acai and pineapple), was pasteurized (90 seconds/ 85⁰C) and stored under refrigeration (5⁰C). Read More

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June 2016
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Relationship between sleep duration and obesity in Chilean elderly.

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2016 Jun;66(2):142-147

Nocturnal sleep patterns maybe a contributing factor for the epidemic of obesity. Epidemiologic and experimental studies have reported that sleep restriction is an independent risk factor for weight gain and obesity, but has not been explored this association in elderly. The objetive is to determine the association between the sleep durationand obesity in elderly Chilean autonomous. Read More

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Growth and nutritional status of school age children of three communities from Yucatan, Mexico.

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2016 Jun;66(2):135-141

In Mexico, the nutritional status of school age children it is still a public health problem, particularly in the country southeast where malnutrition is alarming. Yucatan state, in Mexico, has one of the highest chronic undernutrition (stunting) and overweight/obesity prevalences. The aim of this study was to describe the growth and nutritional status of a sample of school children (6 - 12 years old) from three rural communities in Yucatan. Read More

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Eating disorders and body image satisfaction among Brazilian undergraduate nutrition students and dietitians.

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2016 Jun;66(2):129-134

The objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of risk behaviors related to eating disorders and body image satisfaction among Brazilian dietitians and undergraduate Nutrition students. The national representative sample was composed of 427 undergraduate students of Nutrition and 318 dietitians. Data were collected via an online questionnaire. Read More

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June 2016
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Effect of consumption of tree tomato juice (Cyphomandra betacea) on lipid profile and glucose con centrations in adults with hyperlipidemia, Ecuador.

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2016 Jun;66(2):121-128

In this work the effect of consumption of tree tomato juice (Cypho-mandra betacea) was evaluated on nutritional and biochemical parameters in 54 volunteers (44 women and 10 men) aged 45 ±8 years-Ecuador. A nutritional and biochemical evaluation was performed in volunteers; then they were invited to drink tree tomato juice (IOOg of fruit in 150 ml of water) daily for 6 weeks. Finished these 6 weeks, volunteers were nutritional and biochemical evaluated again. Read More

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June 2016
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Consumption effect of a formula with extended release carbohydrates on the glycemic response and post prandial insulin in healthy individuals.

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2016 Jun;66(2):113-120

There are specific formulas of enteral nutrition to improve glycemic control in diabetic patients containing different types of carbohydrates which glycemic response should be investigated. The consumption effect of a formula with carbohydrates with extended release was determined on the glycemic response and postprandial insulin in 21 healthy individuals (11 men and 10 women) from 17 to 25 years old, who consumed in two different time the polymeric enteral formula for diabetics and the reference food (white bread) in a quantity of 50 g of available carbohydrates. The glycemia was measured at 0, 15, 30, 45, 60, 75, 90, 105 and 120 min and the insulin concentrations in fasting and within 120 min. Read More

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June 2016
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L-glutamate: a key amino acid for senory and metabolic functions.

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2016 Jun;66(2):101-112

Glutamic acid or its ionic form L-glutamate (GLU) is one of the most abundant amino acids in nature and it plays important functions at the cellular and systemic levels. For instance, in the intestine and liver, GLU is a source of energy and is the precursor of key biological molecules. At the central nervous system of mammals, GLU acts as an excitatory neurotrausmitter due to the interaction with specific receptors. Read More

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June 2016
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Review: dietary phenolic compounds, health benefits and bioaccessibility.

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2016 Jun;66(2):87-100

Phenolic compounds are ubiquitous in plant-based foods. High dietary intake of fruits, vegetables and cereals are related to a decreased rate in chronic diseases. Phenolic compounds are thought to be responsible, at least in part, for those health effects. Read More

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June 2016
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[Orthorexia: A new challenge for health care professionals].

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2015 Sep;65(3):199

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September 2015

Sheep milk: physical-chemical characteristics and microbiological quality.

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2015 Sep;65(3):193-8

Sheep milk is the third most consumed milk in Brazil. It is much appreciated for its nutritional status and is important for children that have problems with cow milk. Little information is known about the chemical, physical and microbiological composition of sheep milk from South Brazil. Read More

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September 2015
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[Brazilian Food Composition Database (TBCA-USP): Data compilation to serve the public good].

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2015 Sep;65(3):186-92

The article shows the evolution of the Brazilian Food Composition Database (TBCA-USP), since its creation until its next update. The article characterizes the TBCA-USP database like a public good and highlights the importance of the food composition data compilation as a high cost-effective activity. It reports the social relevance of the information about food composition and the importance of this database in the national context. Read More

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September 2015
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Aflatoxin M1 in pasteurized, UHT milk and milk powder commercialized in Londrina, Brazil and estimation of exposure.

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2015 Sep;65(3):181-5

Aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) is found in milk and other excretion products after aflatoxin B1 intake. AFM1 is carcinogenic to humans, and known levels of dairy product contamination is important to understand the risks to which the population is exposed. The occurrence of AFM1 was evaluated in 42 milk samples commercialized in Londrina, Paraná State, Brazil and this rate of occurrence was used to estimate this exposure. Read More

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September 2015
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Percentile distribution for anthropometric variables used to estimate body composition in pregnant women.

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2015 Sep;65(3):173-80

Anthropometric indicators of body composition, reflective of fat and lean compartments in pregnant women, undergo changes throughout gestation. The adequate interpretation of these indicators requires the availability of percentile distribution values for each week of gestational age. The objective was to determine the percentile distribution for subcutaneous skin-fold thicknesses: biceps, triceps, subscapular, mid-thigh, and both arm fat and arm muscle areas for each week of gestational age. Read More

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September 2015

Percentile distribution of anthropometric variables in pregnant women.

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2015 Sep;65(3):166-72

Anthropometric indicators play an important role in the health status assessment of individuals and populations across the different vulnerable groups, due to which it is necessary to ascertain the percentile distribution of the weight, body mass index (BMI), and mid-arm, thigh, and calf circumferences in pregnant women for each week of gestational age. This descriptive and cross-sectional study included 4481 measurements of anthropometric variables obtained from 745 pregnancies out of 719 subjects aged between 19 and 39 years, who were well-nourished, healthy, without clinical edema in the third trimester, with single pregnancy, and validated gestational age. All evaluations were conducted at the Centro de Atencion Nutricional Infantil Antimano, CANIA, from 1998 to 2012. Read More

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September 2015

[Maternal Predictors of Body Mass Index of Pre-school and School Age Children].

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2015 Sep;65(3):158-65

The objective was to identify maternal variables that could be used as predictors of the child's body mass index (BMI). We considered the following variables: (a) socio-demographic (age, education, occupation, marital status and family income); (b) anthropometric (BMI); and (c) upbringing strategies (monitoring and limits for eating habits, monitoring and sedentary behavior limits, discipline and control in feeding. A predictive correlational study was carried out with 537 dyads (mother-child). Read More

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September 2015
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[Predictive capacity of anthropometric indeces in the detection of metabolic syndrome in Chilian adults].

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2015 Sep;65(3):152-7

The presence of cardiometabolic components conditions the risk increase in the appearance of the metabolic syndrome and the associated pathologies. The insulin resistance is probably the subjacent mechanism to the complications derived from this syndrome, where the abdominal adipose accumulation is a common and f equent characteristic. The purpose of this study was to determine the predictive capability of the anthropometric estimating central adipose distribution indexes against the body mass index in the detection of the metabolic syndrome in Chilean adults. Read More

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September 2015
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[Breastfeeding and non-communicable diseases later in life].

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2015 Sep;65(3):143-51

Evidence is increasing that breastfeeding beyond its well-established beneficial effects during the breastfeeding period, also confers long-term benefits, particularly in the prevention of risk factors for non-communicable diseases. Therefore, we sought to identify the latest evidence about the benefits of breastfeeding later in life. We searched on PubMed for published studies assessing the effects of breastfeeding on risk factors for non-communicable diseases later in life (cardiovascular risk factors, obesity/overweight, type-2 diabetes and inflammation). Read More

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September 2015
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[Reviewer of scientific articles].

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2015 Sep;65(3):141-2

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September 2015

[Ivan Beghin (1932-2015)].

Authors:
Hugo Amigo

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2015 Jun;65(2):137-8

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June 2015
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[Ricardo Bressani Castignoli, Ph.D. (1926-2015)].

Authors:
Hugo Amigo

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2015 Jun;65(2):136-7

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June 2015
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[Physical and antioxidant characteristics of black (Brassica nigra) and yellow mustard (Brassica alba) seeds and their products].

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2015 Jun;65(2):128-35

The composition, some physical properties (density, refraction index, and color), antioxidant capacity (DPPH), and fatty acid profile of seeds of black (Brassica nigra) or yellow mustard (Brassica alba) were evaluated, as well as for their oils and residues from oil extraction. Density of the black and yellow mustard oils were 0.912 ± 0. Read More

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June 2015
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Synergistic, additive and antagonistic effects of fruit mixtures on total antioxidant capacities and bioactive compounds in tropical fruit juices.

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2015 Jun;65(2):119-27

The objective of this work was investigate the synergistic, additive and antagonistic effects of fruit mixtures on total antioxidant capacities and bioactive compounds in tropical fruit juices, and optimize its formulation by the response surface methodology based on the responses: total polyphenols (TP), total antioxidant capacity (TAC), ascorbic acid content and sensorial acceptance. Camu-camu, acerola and acai were the major factors that influenced the antioxidant potential of the juice; and the yellow mombin showed a positive effect on the acceptance of the tropical juice. It was observed an/antagonistic effect between acerola and camu-camu for the TAC response. Read More

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June 2015
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[Microstructural changes in hardened beans (Phaseolus vulgaris)].

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2015 Jun;65(2):110-8

(Phaseolus vulgaris). The hardening of Phaseolus vulgaris beans stored at high temperature and high relative humidity is one of the main constraints for consumption. The objective of this research was to evaluate by scanning electron microscopy, structural changes in cotyledons and testa of the hardened beans. Read More

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[Assessment, evaluation and nutrition monitoring in older people living in a rest home].

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2015 Jun;65(2):104-9

Institutionalized elderly have an increased risk of changes in nutritional status, therefore sensitive parameters are necessary for the identification of changes in nutritional status. The aim of this study was to evaluate parameters for analysis of the nutritional status of institutionalized elderly in a period of three months by means of biochemical and anthropometric measurements. Eighty one volunteers were selected, with 78 ± 10 years old and 53% female. Read More

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June 2015
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[Study of food characteristics of Uruguayan adolescents].

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2015 Jun;65(2):97-103

The aim of this study was to characterize the diet of Uruguayan adolescents and demographic aspects that influence it. The data come from the National Survey of Adolescents and Youth in 2008 which worked with 2,943 cases, representative sample of all adolescents in Uruguay. The characteristics of feeding studied were: consumption of fruits and vegetables, soft drinks, fast food, added salt to meals served at the table and meal times shared with a parent. Read More

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Association between maternal diet factors and hemoglobin levels, glucose tolerance, blood pressure and gestational age in a Hispanic population.

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2015 Jun;65(2):86-96

The aim of this study was to describe the dietary patterns of pregnant women in northern Puerto Rico and explore associations between diet factors with pregnancy related measurements. This analysis is based on the Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT), a prospective cohort that is studying environmental risk factors for preterm births in PR. Participants completed a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) around 20-28 weeks of gestation. Read More

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June 2015
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[Glycemic index of two varieties of pasta and two varieties of rice].

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2015 Jun;65(2):79-85

The IG has been extensively studied as an indicator of the physiological effects of a carbohydrate meal with applications in the management and prevention of diabetes, dyslipidemia and obesity. A standard assay was performed to measure the glycemic index (GI) of two significant sources of carbohydrates following the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended methodology, determining the incremental area under the blood glucose response curve of a 50g carbohydrate portion of the test food compared to the same amount of carbohydrate from a glucose solution by the same subject measured in capillary whole blood before and 15, 30, 45, 60, 90 and 120 minutes after ingestion in a total of 9 subjects. The following results were obtained: Parboil rice: 73, Long Grain White Rice: 59; Pasta of durum wheat (Triticum durum): 71, Pasta of regular flour (Triticum aestivium): 38. Read More

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Phenolic compounds content and antioxidant capacity of meals provided to elementary public schools in Chile during 2011.

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2015 Jun;65(2):71-8

The Chilean National School Feeding Program (NSFP) delivers breakfast and lunch meals that supply 250 and 450 kcal, respectively, along the country. In the last decades, a significant increase of obesity has been observed in primary education children, and it involves risk factors of non-communicable diseases. The dietary intake of foods containing phenolic compounds (PC) exerts favorable effects on health by reducing risk factors of prevalent diseases. Read More

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[Replacing of residue from production of palm Palm Royal Australian (Archontophoenix alexan- drae) in silage of sugar cane in diets of sheep].

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2014 Dec;64(4):271-6

The aim of this study was to evaluate the chemical composition, voluntary intake and apparent digestibility of the diets containing residue from palm heart of Australian Royal Palm (Archontophoenix alexandrae) to replace sugar cane on sheep. Twelve sheep were used with average live weight of 23.3 ± 2. Read More

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December 2014
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[Relationships between biomarkers of oxidative stress and nutritional status in adults, Ecuador].

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2014 Dec;64(4):264-70

In this work it was evaluated the relationship between oxidative stress biomarkers (uric acid, bilirubin and C-reactive protein) with nutritional status in 321 adults of Ecuador, belonging to administrative staff of of the Universidad Tècnica del Norte, aged 43 ± 10 years old (46 30% female and 53.61% male). Socio demographic and epidemiological information and lifestyle were obtained through a survey; The Body Mass Index (BMI) and body fat and body water percentages were calculated; waist circumference (WC) and blood pressure was measured. Read More

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December 2014
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[Perceptions and knowledge about salt, sodium and health in middle-class adults living in San José, Costa Rica].

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2014 Dec;64(4):258-63

Organizations and governments globally are making great efforts to develop strategies to reduce population salt intake, and thus reduce the prevalence of hypertension and CVD. The objective of this study was to explore the perceptions and knowledge about salt, sodium and their effects on health of adults of middle income in the urban area of San José; in order to provide information for the development of educational strategies. Four hundred interviews to subjects between 40 to 55 years old, belonging to middle income socioeconomics strata, sub-divided into three levels (high, medium and low) were performed. Read More

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December 2014

[Profile of free fatty acids (FFA) in serum of young Colombians with obesity and metabolic syndrome].

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2014 Dec;64(4):248-57

Obesity produces greater circulation of free fatty acids (FFA). In adults, the FFA composition changes in states of obesity; in adolescents, the results are contradictory. This study compare the FFA profile of obese youth with and without Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) and explore the association between FFA and metabolic alterations of obesity and MetS. Read More

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December 2014

[Quality of carbohydrates in the diet and their effect on metabolic control of type 2 diabetes].

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2014 Dec;64(4):241-7

The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between the parameters of metabolic control and quality of carbohydrates (CHO) of the diet in individuals with type 2 diabetes, controlled with diet and/or Metformin. In 108 men and women aged between 18 and 60 years, glycosylated hemoglobin A (HbA1c) between 6% and 10%, without sulfonylureas or insulin theraphy; were examined through two separate surveys of 24-hour recall. The CHO intake, GI, GL of diet was analyzed. Read More

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December 2014
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[The nutrition transition and the double burden of malnutrition: changes in dietary patterns 1961-2009 in the Mexican socioeconomic context].

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2014 Dec;64(4):231-40

The purpose of this study was to identify whether there were changes in the composition of dietary patterns from 1961 to 2009, if food patterns by income level and the increase in the price of certain basic foods of the diet in the socioeconomic Mexican context, could explain the nutrition transition and the double burden of malnutrition. We conducted an ecological study with data from FAO balance sheets. To construct eating patterns cluster analysis was performed. Read More

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December 2014
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[Cancer-vitamins-minerals: Complex relation].

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2014 Dec;64(4):220-30

Since nutrition can influence the process of carcinogenesis, this study's objectives are to review the relationship between nutrition and cancer from the point of view of the role of micronutrients in the treatment of cancer patients, and to get to know the deficit relationship and the excess of micronutrients, with the etiology and cancer treatment. At the same time the patient's weight loss relates, among other things, to the type of cancerous tumor, its location, stage thereof, reason for which it may be associated with the deficiency of macro and micronutrients as from psychogenic, anorectics and mal-absorption effects or with mechanical effects as obstruction, among other toxic effects that are common in the treatment of cancer. Hence, the importance that the nutrition expert must have in making an adequate overall nutritional evaluation that allows the nutritional diagnosis, in studying the dietary patterns, to determine the toxic effects of the antineoplastic treatment in order to handle the treatment's timing excellence, symptoms and signs, and thus act effectively optiimizing the patient's life quality, and therewith his/her survival. Read More

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December 2014

[Ricardo Bressani Castignoli (1926-2015].

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2015 Mar;65(1):61-4

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[Evaluation of consumer's acceptance of a peach palm snack (Bactris gasipaes) and determination of its potential as a functional food].

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2015 Mar;65(1):51-8

The aim of this study was to evaluate consumers' acceptance of a peach palm snack and to determine its potential as a functional food by chemical characterization. An assessment was conducted with 100 consumers to determine the acceptance of different snack formulations and the results were subjected to cluster analysis. This analysis revealed two groups. Read More

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[Design and validation of a scale to assess self-regulation of eating habits in Mexican university students].

Arch Latinoam Nutr 2015 Mar;65(1):44-50

Healthy eating habits promote wellness and prevent disease, however, despite the intention to change a bad habit, people often fail in theirattempts. This is due, since the performance of a change requires self-regulation skills that allow to observe, to evaluate and to take an action, in a constant motivation during the all the process; not only theknowledge about proper nutrition. The objective of this study was to design and validate an instrument to evaluate the level of self-regulation for eating habits in college students. Read More

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March 2015
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