Ana Cecilia Fernández-Gaxiola

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BACKGROUND Daily iron supplementation has been traditionally a standard practice for preventing and treating anaemia but its long term use has been limited as it has been associated with adverse side effects such as nausea, constipation and teeth staining. Intermittent iron supplementation has been suggested as an effective and safer alternative to daily(More)
BACKGROUND A lack of information about the role that iron and folate stores (erythrocyte folate) play on the anemia incidence in pregnant women. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the predictive value of ferritin and erythrocyte folate before pregnancy in relationship to the incidence of anemia throughout pregnancy. METHODS Thirty-five non-anemic non-pregnant women(More)
BACKGROUND It has been reported that neural tube defects (NTD) can be prevented with periconceptional folic acid supplementation. The effects of different doses, forms and schemes of folate supplementation for the prevention of other birth defects and maternal and infant outcomes are unclear. OBJECTIVES This review aims to examine whether periconceptional(More)
INTRODUCTION In Mexico, cardiovascular disease and its risk factors are growing problems and major public health concerns. The objective of this study was to implement cardiovascular health promotion and disease prevention activities of the Salud para su Corazón model in a high-risk, impoverished, urban community in Mexico City. METHODS We used a(More)
Liver enzymes alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) are markers for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM); alkaline phosphatase is a marker of liver disease. Mexican-American adolescents are disproportionately affected by T2DM, while in Mexico its prevalence is emerging. We assessed liver biomarkers and lipid profiles among Mexican(More)
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