Antonio R Villa-Romero

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BACKGROUND "Frailty" has emerged as a condition associated with an increased risk of functional decline among the elderly, which may be differentiated from aging, disability, and co-morbidities. OBJECTIVE The Mexican Study of Nutritional and Psychosocial Markers of Frailty among Community-Dwelling Elderly has emerged to help answer many questions about(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of an intervention program on the patterns of physical activity in 8- to 10-year-old Mexican children from lower socioeconomic status. This study performed a randomized controlled field trial in 498 children aged 8-10 years from 10 public schools of low socioeconomic status in Mexico City. Schools were(More)
AIM We aimed to examine the prevalence of early changes in some components of metabolic syndrome after smoking cessation. METHODS Forty-eight heavy smokers from the Tobacco Cessation Clinic (24 women/24 men), average age of 49.4 years, were included in this study. They smoked a mean of 19.92 cigarettes per day and had smoked 33.23 packages per year during(More)
This is a retrospective study on teenagers from 14 to 17 years of age based on data from the National Survey on Drug Addiction conducted in 1988. The aim of this study was to discover the factors linked to drug consumption among Mexican urban teenagers. This paper reports prevalence rates (PR), raw and adjusted by gender as well as Cornfield's intervals(More)
Hypertension is highly prevalent; in Mexico, the 2012 National Health and Nutrition Survey reported a prevalence of hypertension of 31.5% in the adult population. Pharmacological treatment is the commonest intervention and has been shown to reduce cardiovascular mortality and morbidity, and total mortality. Accordingly, the type and number of(More)
Background Poor oral health has been associated with some components of frailty. The objective of this study was to identify the association between clinical measures of oral health and the incidence of frailty among community-dwelling older adults aged 70 or older in Mexico City. Methods A 3-year cohort study with a probabilistic representative sample of(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the risk of psychiatric disorders across three family generations. MATERIAL AND METHODS The research design corresponds to a "family history study" and is based upon a household survey conducted in 1995, on a representative sample of Mexico City's adult population aged 18 - 65 years (n=1932). Briefly, a standardized assessment of(More)
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