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Harmful effects of oil spills on diverse flora and fauna species have been extensively studied. Nevertheless, only a few studies have been compiled in the literature dealing with the repercussions of oil exposure on human health; most of them have focused on acute effects and psychological symptoms. The objective of this work was to gather all these studies(More)
Ethanol tolerance, ATPase activity and the lipid composition of the plasma membrane to study potential relationship among them were examined in five different wine yeast strains. Yeast cells were subjected to ethanol stress (4% v/v). Principal component analysis of the results revealed that the wine yeasts studied can be distinguished in terms of ATPase(More)
The accident with the oil tanker Prestige in November 2002 resulted in a major spill of about 63,000 tons of heavy fuel oil. More than 300,000 people participated in the clean-up activities, which lasted for up to 10 months. Previous studies reported increases in genotoxicity endpoints in individuals exposed to Prestige oil, both at the moment of exposure(More)
Iron status was assessed in a population of 196 schoolchildren and adolescents divided into three age groups: 6-7 years (n = 60), 10-12 years (n = 63) and 13-15 years (n = 73). All subjects were from the Vélez-Málaga area (province of Málaga) in southern Spain. Nutrient intakes and biochemical parameters related with iron status (number of red cells,(More)
In November 2002 the oil tanker Prestige spilled 63,000tonnes of heavy oil off the northwest coast of Spain, impacting more than 1000km of coastline. A general concern led to a huge mobilization of human and technical resources, and more than 300,000 people participated in cleanup activities, which lasted up to 10months. Some endocrine and immunological(More)
Angiotensin II (Ang II) binds and activates two major receptors subtypes, namely AT(1) and AT(2). In the fetus, AT(2) receptors predominate in all tissues and decline shortly after birth, being restricted to a few organs including brain. Interpretation of the function of Ang II in the cerebellum requires a thorough understanding of the localization of Ang(More)
We assessed lipid status in a population of 181 schoolchildren and adolescents divided into three age groups: 6–7 years (n = 60), 10–12 years (n = 61) and 13–15 years (n = 60). All subjects were from the Mediterranean coastal area of Vélez-Málaga in southern Spain. Nutrient intakes and biochemical parameters related with lipid status [total cholesterol(More)
The nutritional status of a population of school children was assessed with anthropometric data and information on nutrient intake. The three groups of subjects, all from the area around Vélez Málaga (Málaga-Spain), were aged 6-7, 10-12 and 13-15 years. The data revealed no significant departures from normal anthropometric patterns with the exception of(More)
This study analyze the relation between body composition, physical activity (PA), and sex in Chilean children from rural and urban public educational institutions. The prevalence of obesity (according to BMI) was 30.88% in urban children and 28.93% in rural children. Central obesity presented mainly in the rural girls. Approximately 90% of the participants(More)