Tania C Aburto

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BACKGROUND The Global Burden of Disease, Injuries, and Risk Factor study 2013 (GBD 2013) is the first of a series of annual updates of the GBD. Risk factor quantification, particularly of modifiable risk factors, can help to identify emerging threats to population health and opportunities for prevention. The GBD 2013 provides a timely opportunity to update(More)
The number of children and adolescents who are overweight or obese worldwide is alarming. We did a systematic review to estimate the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children aged 0-19 years in Latin America. We searched specialised databases and seven books for relevant studies that were done in Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking Latin(More)
BACKGROUND Studies suggest a positive association between dietary energy density (DED) and body weight in adults, but evidence in children is inconclusive. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to compare usual DED distributions of nonoverweight vs. overweight or obese (OW/O) Mexican children. METHODS The study used 24-h recall (24HR) data from 2367(More)
BACKGROUND Overweight and obesity prevalences in Mexico are among the highest in the world, with dietary factors being the third-leading category of risk contributing to the burden of disease. Consequently, studying the compliance of the Mexican population to food-based dietary recommendations is essential for informing nutritional policies. OBJECTIVES We(More)
BACKGROUND Given the high prevalence of obesity and noncommunicable diseases in Mexico and the key role of dietary quality in these conditions, it is important to determine Mexicans' adherence to dietary recommendations. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to estimate the percentage of the Mexican population who adhere to dietary recommendations for key food groups. (More)
BACKGROUND Mexico is facing the double burden of malnutrition: stunting and micronutrient deficiencies in young children, iron deficiency in pregnant women, and widespread obesity across age groups. OBJECTIVE The aim was to summarize and discuss findings published in this supplement on dietary intakes and the eating habits of the Mexican population. (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of an 18-month school obesity prevention intervention on the health behaviors of 4th and 5th grade students based on ecological principles and formative research conducted in Mexico. MATERIALS AND METHODS A Randomized Control Trial (RCT), design was used to assign 27 schools to one of three conditions: basic or plus(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study describes the procedure and approaches needed to adapt and harmonise the GloboDiet methodology, a computer- and interview-based 24 h dietary recall, for use in two Latin American pilot countries, Brazil and Mexico. DESIGN About seventy common and country-specific databases on foods, recipes, dietary supplements, quantification(More)
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