Stella Gónzalez-Romero

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CONTEXT The association between thyroid function during pregnancy and the later mental and psychomotor development of the child is supported by numerous experimental, clinical, and epidemiological studies. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate the psychological development of infants aged 3 to 18 months whose mothers had received 300 microg of(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The importance of milk intake to the supply of dietary iodine is not fully known. We therefore undertook a study in Spain of the iodine concentration in cow's milk and the impact of the frequency of milk consumption on urinary iodine concentrations in three study populations. METHODS We studied the iodine concentration in 362 samples of(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to estimate the excess hospitalizations, hospital days, and inpatient costs attributable to diabetes in Andalusia, Spain (37 hospitals, 7,236,459 inhabitants), during 1999 compared with those without diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This study was an analysis of all hospital discharges. Those with an ICD-9-CM code(More)
Little information is available as to whether doses of iodide similar to those recommended in clinical practice for the prevention of iodine deficiency in pregnant women affect thyroid function. The aim of the present study was to analyse whether doses of iodide can affect thyroid function in adults, and evaluate its effect on plasma markers of oxidative(More)
BACKGROUND The family kitchen resembles an uncontrolled laboratory experiment, and some discrepancies in the relation between the risk of hypertension and dietary fat may be partly due to the manipulation to which the fats were subjected. OBJECTIVE We investigated whether deterioration in the quality of the cooking oils in the family household contributes(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the contribution of a normal intake of nutrients to the variability of serum leptin concentrations in persons with type 1 diabetes mellitus. DESIGN We studied the relation between serum leptin and nutrient intake in a cross-sectional study. METHODS Serum leptin measured by radioimmunoassay, nutritional data determined by a(More)
BACKGROUND The nutritional state reportedly influences the age of menarche. In this work we investigated the potential relationship between the intake of various types of foods and the age of menarche, irrespective of body weight. METHODS An overall 777 schoolgirls of ages between 8 and 16 years from Benalmádena (Málaga, Spain) were subjected to a(More)
AIM To evaluate the relation between type of dietary fatty acid and degree of insulin resistance. DESIGN A cross-sectional study. METHODS Anthropometrical data were measured in 538 subjects, aged 18-65 Years, selected randomly from the municipal census of Pizarra (Spain). An oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) was given to all subjects and measurements(More)
OBJECTIVE Tendencies in the consumption of antidiabetic agents in Andalusia between 1986-1994 were analysed, with special emphasis on the impact of the introduction of acarbose and mechanized systems for the injection of insulin. METHODS The information concerning consumption was obtained from the data bases of the Andalusian Health Service and the(More)