Elena E Rodríguez-Rodríguez

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OBJECTIVES To study the relationship between lipid, fatty acid and lipid-rich food intake and current asthma in a group of Spanish schoolchildren. SUBJECTS/METHODS The subjects of this cross-sectional study were 638 Spanish schoolchildren (8-13 years of age). The weight and height of all the subjects were recorded. A questionnaire, completed by the(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES To analyze the association between different anthropometric variables and vitamin D status in a group of Spanish schoolchildren. SUBJECTS/METHODS Study subjects were 102 children aged 9-13 years. Records were made of their height, body weight, body mass index (BMI), waist and hip measurements (to determine the quantity of visceral or(More)
Zn plays a key role in the synthesis and action of insulin. The aim of the present work was to determine whether a poorer Zn status was associated with insulin resistance in a group of 357 Spanish schoolchildren. Zn intake was determined by using a 3 d food record (i.e. Sunday to Tuesday). The body weight, height and waist and hip circumferences of all(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the changes in vitamin B6 status in women following slightly hypocaloric diets based on the relative increase consumption of foods whose intakes are below those recommended, and to study how these changes influence the proportion of fat-free mass. DESIGN Intervention study of two slightly hypocaloric diets: diet V (increased(More)
The present study reports the Na intake of a representative sample of Spanish young and middle-aged adults aged 18-60 years (n 418, 53·1 % women, selected from the capitals of fifteen provinces and the surrounding semi-urban/rural area), measured with a 24 h urinary Na excretion method. To validate the paper collection of 24 h urine, the correlation between(More)
Overweight/obese persons usually have an inadequate vitamin D status, a situation commonly made worse by an inadequate intake of this vitamin. For this reason, the aim of this study was to analyze dietetic and anthropometric differences in a group of young, overweight/obese Spanish women with respect to their vitamin D status. The study subjects were 66(More)
AIM to assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity in Spanish adults and to know the current situation and its evolution in the last years. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study involved 418 subjects (196 men and 222 women) from 18 to 60 years, who were selected to constitute a representative sample of the Spanish population as a whole. Sanitary,(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to analyse whether the mother's age at the offspring's birth may condition food consumption and energy and nutrients intake as well as the appropriateness of the diet of their offspring at pre-school age. MATERIALS AND METHODS socio-economic, anthropometrical, and dietary data were collected from a group of 103(More)
The aim of this work was to study the relationship between dietary total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and current asthma in a group of Spanish schoolchildren. A total of 78 Spanish schoolchildren (26 asthmatic and 52 healthy controls) were randomly selected from a cohort of 564 children (9–12 years of age). The weight and height of all subjects were recorded.(More)
INTRODUCTION There is controversy about the adequacy of calcium intake to that recommended in Spanish schoolchildren. Some studies indicate that the intake is inadequate in a variable percentage of children, while others insist on the danger of an excessive intake in a huge percentage of this population. AIM To assess calcium intake and food sources of(More)