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 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)
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)
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)
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