Janette Cruz Rodríguez

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OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to evaluate peer-related influences on appearance, body dissatisfaction, eating disturbance, and self-esteem in average weight, at risk of overweight, and overweight adolescent girls. METHODS Three hundred twenty-five adolescent girls from high schools in Florida were assessed. Ninety met criteria for being at risk of(More)
We studied the ability of NPFF, a FMRFamide-like peptide with certain antiopiate properties, to affect the inhibitory effect of morphine on the electrically induced contraction of guinea pig ileum. Neuropeptide FF had no effect when administered alone but reduced morphine inhibition in a noncompetitive manner. Neuropeptide FF also altered the inhibitory(More)
Cerebrovascular disease is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in Cuba and in several developed countries. A possible neuroprotective agent is the rHu-EPO, whose effects have been demonstrated in models of brain ischemia. The Neuro-EPO is a derivative of the rHu-EPO that avoids the stimulation of erythropoiesis. The aim of(More)
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