Javier Florido

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Obesity is associated with complications during pregnancy and increased health risks in the newborn. The objective of the present study was to establish possible relationships between gut microbiota, body weight, weight gain and biochemical parameters in pregnant women. Fifty pregnant women were classified according to their BMI in normal-weight (n 34) and(More)
Background:Obesity is associated with decreased iron status, possibly due to a rise in hepcidin, an inflammatory protein known to reduce iron absorption. In animals, we have shown that maternal iron deficiency is minimised in the foetus by increased expression of placental transferrin receptor (pTFR1), resulting in increased iron transfer at the expense of(More)
Radiotherapy-induced gut toxicity is among the most prevalent dose-limiting toxicities following radiotherapy. Prevention of radiation enteropathy requires protection of the small intestine. However, despite the prevalence and burden of this pathology, there are currently no effective treatments for radiotherapy-induced gut toxicity, and this pathology(More)
Several selective media currently used for the enumeration of Staphylococcus aureus from different sources were evaluated in order to establish their quantitative recovery, specificity and degree of selectivity, using different types of water samples. The highest selectivity and reliability in the enumeration of Staph. aureus from the samples was obtained(More)
Several reports have suggested that staphylococci, and especially Staphylococcus aureus, are useful indicators of pollution of recreational waters. The lack of a selective, accurate and reliable recovery system for the quantification of Staph. aureus from water has been the principal obstacle to the evaluation of their use as indicators. In this study,(More)
BACKGROUND Maternal genetics and feeding before and during pregnancy, different maternal metabolic pathologies, as well as nutrient intakes of newborns in their first months of life may be involved in the obesity aetiology and its long-term consequences. The possible role of these and others factors, the mechanisms and the effects on the metabolism, and the(More)
The current treatment for cervico-facial cancer involves radio and/or chemotherapy. Unfortunately, cancer therapies can lead to local and systemic complications such as mucositis, which is the most common dose-dependent complication in the oral cavity and gastrointestinal tract. Mucositis can cause a considerably reduced quality of life in cancer patients(More)