Loretta Vásquez

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An analysis of the antibacterial activities of 15 terpenoids, eleven of which were previously described by us and four were extracted from the literature, suggested two structural requirements for activity of these and related compounds: a hydrophobic moiety,consisting of a substituted decalin skeleton, and a hydrophilic region possessing one(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate energy balance and physical activity in obese preschool children attending day-care centres. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS Twenty-four 3-5 years old obese children selected at random from four different day-care centres in Santiago City, Chile. Total energy expenditure (TEE) was measured by doubly labelled water and(More)
INTRODUCTION In Chile, the prevalence of obesity in schoolchildren is 21.3%. The study and individual intervention of this malnutrition, it is necessary to have not only global indicators of nutritional status, but also indicators that give information on body composition. OBJECTIVE To compare estimates of body fat isotopic dilution, plethysmography and(More)
INTRODUCTION In Chile, the main nutritional problem of children, is obesity. The alarming increase in childhood obesity, has generated an urgent need to develop prevention and treatment programs, unfortunately, the results have been disappointing because they have not achieved the expected impact on the nutritional status of the target population. For this(More)
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