Cristina Revilla-Monsalve

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BACKGROUND Epidemiological data on impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) based on a representative Mexican sample are not available; thus, the objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence and distribution of IFG and IGT, and to establish its relationship with obesity in Mexican adults. METHODS We performed a(More)
AIMS The clinical diagnosis of metabolic syndrome does not find any parameters to evaluate the insulin sensitivity (IS) or β-cell function. The evaluation of these parameters would detect early risk of developing metabolic syndrome. The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between β-cell function and presence of metabolic syndrome in Mexican(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular (CV) risk factors are influenced by behavioral, cultural, and social factors, suggesting that acculturation plays a significant role in the emergency and growth of chronic disease. The objective of this study was to determine the relation between CV risk factors and the main components of acculturation, in Yaquis and Tepehuanos(More)
The hypoglycemic effect of aqueous and butanolic extracts from Tournefortia hirsutissima (Boraginaceae) was determined on neonatal induced streptozotocin diabetic rats (n-STZ). Oral administration of water extracts at doses of 20 and 80mg/kg, and butanolic extracts (8 and 80mg/kg) significantly lowered the plasma glucose levels in diabetic rats within 3h.(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of glimepiride/metformin combination versus glibenclamide/metformin for reaching glycemic control in patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus. PATIENTS AND METHODS A randomized, double-blind, multicenter clinical trial was performed in 152 uncontrolled type 2 diabetic patients. Serum fasting(More)
The root of the "Elemuy" tree (Malmea depressa) is highly used in south east Mexico by the Mayan communities to treat type 2 diabetes. The long-term hypoglycemic effect (HbA1c) and the stimulation of insulin secretion resulting from the treatment with butanolic extract was studied using (n5-stz)-induced diabetic rats. We show that after 30 days of daily(More)
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is among the most important public health problems worldwide, and is recognized as a major risk factor for various illnesses, including type 2 diabetes mellitus, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases. Recently, oxidative stress has been suggested as part of MetS aetiology. The heme oxygenase 1 (HMOX1) and NADH:quinone oxidoreductase(More)
Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin that acts as a prosthetic group of carboxylases. Besides its role as carboxylase prosthetic group, biotin regulates gene expression and has a wide repertoire of effects on systemic processes. The vitamin regulates genes that are critical in the regulation of intermediary metabolism. Several studies have reported a(More)
BACKGROUND Independent of obesity, family history of type 2 diabetes mellitus (FHT2DM) is another important risk factor for developing diabetes. AIM To establish the association among FHT2DM, risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease in subjects from central Mexico. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Clinical and biochemical studies were performed in 383(More)
OBJECTIVE to determine the relationship between the abdominal obesity and cardiovascular risk factors in apparently healthy subjects from Mexico City. METHODS a total of 186 apparently healthy men and nonpregnant women from Mexico City, were enrolled in a cross-sectional study. A detailed medical history and physical examination were performed. Abdominal(More)