Edgar Denova-Gutiérrez

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OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine the prevalence of and risk factors associated with elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels among a sample of normal weight, overweight and obese youth from two urban populations in Central Mexico. METHODS Baseline data from 1262 youth aged 8-19 years who participated in the Mexican Health Worker Cohort Study(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of a workplace leisure physical activity program on healthcare expenditures for type 2 diabetes and hypertension treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS We assessed a workplace program's potential to reduce costs by multiplying the annual healthcare costs of patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension by the population(More)
BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE Epidemiologic research suggests that physical activity (PA) reduces the risk of chronic diseases including gallstones. OBJECTIVE This study explores the association between recreational physical activity (RPA) and risk of asymptomatic gallstones (AG) in adult Mexican women. MATERIAL AND METHODS We performed a cross-sectional(More)
The role that diet plays in the origin of metabolic syndrome (MetS) is not completely understood. Certain foods and nutrients have been established as dietary risk factors for MetS. However, the dietary patterns associated with MetS risk have been minimally studied with factor analysis. Our objective in this study was to use exploratory factor analysis to(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Insulin resistance (IR) is a metabolic disorder that is increasing worldwide and has been associated with several negative health outcomes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between different dietary patterns and IR among Mexican children and adolescents. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional analysis on baseline(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Dyslipidemia is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease that has become an increasing public health problem. Dyslipidemia is especially relevant in vulnerable populations such as postmenopausal women. Low serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D have been associated with an unfavourable lipid profile. Due to contradictory findings from(More)
Objective: To examine different health outcomes that are associated with specific lifestyle and genetic factors. Materials and methods: From March 2004 to April 2006, a sample of employees from three different health and academic institutions, as well as their family members, were enrolled in the study after providing informed consent. At baseline and(More)
BACKGROUND Although body fat percent (BF%) may be used for screening metabolic risk factors, its accuracy compared to BMI and waist circumference is unknown in a Mexican population. We compared the classification accuracy of BF%, BMI and WC for the detection of metabolic risk factors in a sample of Mexican adults; optimized cutoffs as well as sensitivity(More)
BACKGROUND Dietary patterns may predict cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk more accurately than does consumption of specific nutrients or foods. OBJECTIVE We evaluated the association between Mexican adults' dietary patterns and development of a >10% risk of 10-y CVD (using the Framingham risk score) over 7 y of follow-up. METHODS This prospective cohort(More)
BACKGROUND Many factors, such as heredity, ethnicity, nutrition and other lifestyle factors, have been related to bone mineral density in postmenopausal women. Additionally, bone mass has been significantly associated with decreased estrogen levels. However, fewstudies have been conducted on premenopausal women. The present study was designed to estimate(More)