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    • Female offspring birth weight is associated with body mass index, waist circumference and metabolic syndrome in Latin American women at 10-years postpartum 

      Mueller, Natalie; Garmendia, María Luisa; Reyes, Marcela; Corvalán Aguilar, Camila; Pereira, Ana; Uauy Dagach-Imbarack, Ricardo (Elsevier, 2018)
      Aims: We aimed to assess whether female offspring birth weight (BW) is associated with anthropometric and metabolic outcomes in Chilean mothers at 10-years postpartum. Methods: We assessed data from 396 Chilean ...
    • Folate and Vitamin B-12 Status in Latin America and the Caribbean: An Update 

      Brito, Alex; Mujica Coopman, María; Olivares Grohnert, Manuel; López de Romaña, Daniel; Cori, Héctor; Allen, Lindsay H. (SAGE Publications Inc., 2015)
      Background: The current magnitude of folate and vitamin B-12 deficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean is uncertain. Objective: To summarize data on plasma or serum vitamin B-12 and folate concentrations in Latin ...
    • Interpretation of Serum Retinol Data From Latin America and the Caribbean 

      Cediel, Gustavo; Olivares Grohnert, Manuel; Brito, Alex; López de Romaña, Daniel; Cori, Héctor; La Frano, Michael R. (SAGE, 2015)
      Background: In recent decades, the general socioeconomic situation in Latin America and the Caribbean countries has improved, and many vitamin A programs have been implemented in an attempt to reduce vitamin A deficiency ...
    • Introduction: Prevalence of Micronutrient Deficiencies in Latin America and the Caribbean 

      López de Romaña, Daniel; Olivares Grohnert, Manuel; Brito, Alex (SAGE Publications Inc., 2015)
      This Food and Nutrition Bulletin supplement summarizes updated prevalence data on micronutrient deficiencies in Latin America and the Caribbean ( LAC). In order to provide an updated view of micronutrient status in LAC, ...
    • Nutrition status of children in Latin America 

      Corvalán Aguilar, Camila; Garmendia Miguel, María Luisa; Jones-Smith, J.; Lutter, C. K.; Miranda, J. J.; Pedraza, L. S.; Popkin, B. M.; Ramírez Zea, M.; Salvo, D.; Stein, A. D. (Wiley, 2017)
      The prevalence of overweight and obesity is rapidly increasing among Latin American children, posing challenges for current healthcare systems and increasing the risk for a wide range of diseases. To understand the factors ...
    • Prevalence of Anemia in Latin America and the Caribbean 

      Mujica Coopman, María; Brito, Alex; López de Romaña, Daniel; Ríos Castillo, Israel; Cori, Héctor; Olivares, Manuel (SAGE, 2015)
      Background: In Latin America and the Caribbean, anemia has been a public health problem that affects mainly women of childbearing age and children under 6 years of age. However, the current prevalence of anemia in this ...
    • Prevention of childhood obesity and food policies in Latin America: from research to practice 

      Pérez Escamilla, R.; Lutter, C. K.; Rabadan‐Diehl, C.; Rubinstein, A.; Calvillo, A.; Corvalán Aguilar, Camila; Batis, C.; Jacoby, E.; Vorkoper, S.; Kline, L.; Ewart‐Pierce, E.; Rivera, J. A. (Wiley, 2017)
      Background: Addressing childhood obesity in Latin America requires a package of multisectoral, evidence‐based policies that enable environments conducive to healthy lifestyles. Objective: Identify and examine key elements ...
    • Sodium Intake and Cardiovascular Disease in the Latin American Context 

      Gaitan, Diego; Chamorro Melo, Rodrigo; Cediel, Gustavo; Lozano, Gustavo; Silva Gomes, Fabio da (Archivos Latinoamericanos Nutrición, 2015)
      Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the main causes of morbidity and mortality in Latin America (LA). A high sodium intake is one of main risk factors for CVD. Strategies aiming to decrease sodium intake has been shown health ...
    • Zinc Deficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean 

      Cediel, Gustavo; Olivares Grohnert, Manuel; Brito, Alex; Cori, Héctor; López de Romaña, Daniel (SAGE, 2015)
      Background: Zinc deficiency affects multiple vital functions in the life cycle, especially growth. Limited information is available on the magnitude of zinc deficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean. Objective: To ...