Maria Luz Pita Martín de Portela

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INTRODUCTION Obese β rats may be a suitable model to evaluate the association between calcium intake (CaI) and obesity during growth. OBJECTIVE The present study comparatively evaluated Ca absorption and retention, and changes in body composition in spontaneously genetically obese (β) male rats fed three different dietary Ca levels: high 0.9% (HCa);(More)
For a long time, the human diet was supposed to provide mineral elements in adequate quantities. Nevertheless, in recent years knowledge of marginal or severe deficiencies has contributed to clarify the biological functions of some of them. For this reason, more and more attention is being given to the evaluation of mineral nutritional status, field which(More)
The composition of human milk is the main base for the development of infant formulas concerning its macronutrients and micronutrients contents and bioactive compounds. Technological advances in the composition of human milk have identified a great number of bioactive compounds such as prebiotics which are responsible for immunological protection and the(More)
Interrelationships between Erythrocyte Protoporphyrin (EP), dietary Iron/Protein ratio (Fe/Prot) and Fe liver content (Feh) were studied during nutritional recovery in an experimental model: weanling female Wistar rats (To) were depleted with a protein-free diet (LP), losing 20% of their initial body weight. Then they were recovered until 45 days of age(More)
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