Angélica María Muñoz

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PURPOSE There is a critical need for population-based prospective cohort studies because they follow individuals before the onset of disease, allowing for studies that can identify biomarkers and disease-modifying effects, and thereby contributing to systems epidemiology. PARTICIPANTS This paper describes the design and baseline characteristics of an(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the increasing prevalence of metabolic syndrome in adolescents, there is no consensus for its diagnosis. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted to compare the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in adolescents by different definitions, evaluate their concordance, and suggest which definition to apply in this population. A total of(More)
INTRODUCTION The environmental risk factors such as food intake and physival activity, are determinants in the etiology of metabolic syndrome in overweight adolescents. OBJECTIVE To explore the association between environmental risk factors and components presence of metabolic syndrome in overweight youngsters in Medellín. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients suffering clinical dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease have a high risk of developing malnutrition caused by all the physiological, socio-economic and psychological changes related to the disease, together with the ageing process. OBJECTIVE To describe the nutritional condition of a group of patients with Alzheimer's dementia(More)
OBJECTIVE Determine basic anthropometry for elderly participants in a Venezuelan community and compare results for subgroups with different health status. METHOD Standardized anthropometric, nutritional, neurological, neuropsychiatric, and cardiovascular assessments generated data on weight, height, and body mass index (BMI) by sex and age for the total(More)
BACKGROUND This investigation determines the nutritional state of serum and red blood cell (RBC) folate concentration and their relation with intake of folate, B6 ,and B12 , with serum vitamin B12 , and with genetic variants after provision of 400 μg/day of folic acid for 3 months to a group of 34 Colombian women of reproductive age. METHODS We evaluated(More)
A polymorphism in a gene may exert its effects on multiple phenotypes. The aim of this study is to explore the association of 10 metabolic syndrome candidate genes with excess weight and adiposity and evaluate the effect of perinatal and socioeconomic factors on these associations. The anthropometry, socioeconomic and perinatal conditions and 10(More)
There are different genetic patterns for cardio-metabolic parameters among different populations. Additionally, it has been found that ancestral genetic components (the proportion of Amerindian, European and African) in admixed Latin American populations influence an individual’s susceptibility to cardio-metabolic disorders. The aim of this study was to(More)
UNLABELLED Introduction : Obesity results from interaction between genetic and environmental risk factors. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of three gene variants and environmental factors on obesity and overweight in young people aged 10 to 18 years in a Colombian population. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 424 subjects were selected and separated(More)
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