Cecilia Albala

Summary

Affiliation: Universidad de Chile
Country: Chile

Publications

  1. doi request reprint [Anthropometric model for the prediction of appendicular skeletal muscle mass in Chilean older adults]
    Lydia Lera
    Instituto de Nutrición y Tecnología de los Alimentos INTA de la Universidad de Chile
    Nutr Hosp 29:611-7. 2014
  2. pmc Effectiveness of the National Program of Complementary Feeding for older adults in Chile on vitamin B12 status in older adults; secondary outcome analysis from the CENEX Study (ISRCTN48153354)
    Hugo Sanchez
    Nutrition and Public Health, Aging, and Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology, University of Chile, Avda, El Libano 5524, Casilla 138 11, Santiago, Chile
    Nutr J 12:124. 2013
  3. doi request reprint [Socioeconomic inequalities in active life expectancy and disability related to obesity among older people]
    Cecilia Albala
    Instituto de Nutrición y Tecnología de alimentos, Universidad de Chile, Chile
    Rev Med Chil 139:1276-85. 2011
  4. pmc A factorial-design cluster randomised controlled trial investigating the cost-effectiveness of a nutrition supplement and an exercise programme on pneumonia incidence, walking capacity and body mass index in older people living in Santiago, Chile: the CEN
    Alan D Dangour
    Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Nutr J 6:14. 2007
  5. pmc Methods for economic evaluation of a factorial-design cluster randomised controlled trial of a nutrition supplement and an exercise programme among healthy older people living in Santiago, Chile: the CENEX study
    Damian G Walker
    Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:85. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Intestinal FABP2 A54T polymorphism: association with insulin resistance and obesity in women
    Cecilia Albala
    Department of Public Nutrition, Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Obes Res 12:340-5. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint [Fatty acid binding protein 2 (FABP-2) polymorphism, obesity and insulin resistance]
    Cecilia Albala B
    Laboratorio de Investigación en Epidemiología Nutricional y Genética, Instituto de Nutrición y Tecnología de alimentos, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Rev Med Chil 134:372-9. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Nutrition transition in Chile: determinants and consequences
    Cecilia Albala
    Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology INTA, University of Chile, Santiago
    Public Health Nutr 5:123-8. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint FABP2 Ala54Thr polymorphism and diabetes in Chilean elders
    Cecilia Albala
    Public Health Nutrition Unit, Chronic Diseases and Genetic Epidemiology Research Laboratory, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology INTA University of Chile, Casilla, Santiago, P O Box 138 1, El Libiano 5524, Chile
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 77:245-50. 2007
  10. doi request reprint [Socioeconomic inequalities in the onset and progression of disability in a cohort of older people in Santiago (Chile)]
    Alejandra Fuentes-García
    Escuela de Salud Publica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Gac Sanit 27:226-32. 2013

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Publications47

  1. doi request reprint [Anthropometric model for the prediction of appendicular skeletal muscle mass in Chilean older adults]
    Lydia Lera
    Instituto de Nutrición y Tecnología de los Alimentos INTA de la Universidad de Chile
    Nutr Hosp 29:611-7. 2014
    ..To develop a predictive model of appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASM) based on anthropometric measurements in elderly from Santiago, Chile...
  2. pmc Effectiveness of the National Program of Complementary Feeding for older adults in Chile on vitamin B12 status in older adults; secondary outcome analysis from the CENEX Study (ISRCTN48153354)
    Hugo Sanchez
    Nutrition and Public Health, Aging, and Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology, University of Chile, Avda, El Libano 5524, Casilla 138 11, Santiago, Chile
    Nutr J 12:124. 2013
    ..Older people are at increased risk of vitamin B12 deficiency and the provision of fortified foods may be an effective way to ensure good vitamin B12 status in later life...
  3. doi request reprint [Socioeconomic inequalities in active life expectancy and disability related to obesity among older people]
    Cecilia Albala
    Instituto de Nutrición y Tecnología de alimentos, Universidad de Chile, Chile
    Rev Med Chil 139:1276-85. 2011
    ..The rapid increase in life expectancy in Chile, with obesity as the main nutritional problem in all age groups, makes it necessary to ask whether the years gained are healthy...
  4. pmc A factorial-design cluster randomised controlled trial investigating the cost-effectiveness of a nutrition supplement and an exercise programme on pneumonia incidence, walking capacity and body mass index in older people living in Santiago, Chile: the CEN
    Alan D Dangour
    Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Nutr J 6:14. 2007
    ..No information is currently available on the cost-effectiveness of the supplementation programme...
  5. pmc Methods for economic evaluation of a factorial-design cluster randomised controlled trial of a nutrition supplement and an exercise programme among healthy older people living in Santiago, Chile: the CENEX study
    Damian G Walker
    Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:85. 2009
    ..The purpose of this paper is to describe in detail the methods that will be used to estimate the incremental costs and cost-effectiveness of the interventions...
  6. ncbi request reprint Intestinal FABP2 A54T polymorphism: association with insulin resistance and obesity in women
    Cecilia Albala
    Department of Public Nutrition, Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Obes Res 12:340-5. 2004
    ..To assess the association between the Ala54Thr genetic polymorphism of the fatty acid-binding protein 2 (FABP2) gene with insulin resistance and obesity...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Fatty acid binding protein 2 (FABP-2) polymorphism, obesity and insulin resistance]
    Cecilia Albala B
    Laboratorio de Investigación en Epidemiología Nutricional y Genética, Instituto de Nutrición y Tecnología de alimentos, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Rev Med Chil 134:372-9. 2006
    ..This evidence, although not conclusive, sustains an association between FABP-2 genotype and metabolic abnormalities...
  8. ncbi request reprint Nutrition transition in Chile: determinants and consequences
    Cecilia Albala
    Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology INTA, University of Chile, Santiago
    Public Health Nutr 5:123-8. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to analyse the determinants and consequences of the nutrition transition in Chile and describe the related health promotion policies...
  9. ncbi request reprint FABP2 Ala54Thr polymorphism and diabetes in Chilean elders
    Cecilia Albala
    Public Health Nutrition Unit, Chronic Diseases and Genetic Epidemiology Research Laboratory, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology INTA University of Chile, Casilla, Santiago, P O Box 138 1, El Libiano 5524, Chile
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 77:245-50. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of FABP2 genotypes in 223 Chilean subjects (136 women and 87 men aged 65-79 years) and its association with type 2 diabetes in a 4 years follow-up...
  10. doi request reprint [Socioeconomic inequalities in the onset and progression of disability in a cohort of older people in Santiago (Chile)]
    Alejandra Fuentes-García
    Escuela de Salud Publica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Gac Sanit 27:226-32. 2013
    ..To describe and compare socioeconomic inequalities in the onset and progression of disability in a cohort of Chilean community-dwelling older people that provides unprecedented information about this process in Chile...
  11. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D receptor polymorphism and susceptibility to type 1 diabetes in Chilean subjects: a case-parent study
    Barbara Angel
    Genetics Epidemiology Laboratory, Nutrition and Food Technology Institute INTA, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Eur J Epidemiol 19:1085-7. 2004
    ..52). The present study does not support the hypothesis of a significant contribution of VDR alleles in the etiology of type 1 diabetes of Chilean cases...
  12. ncbi request reprint [Anthropometry, body composition and functional limitations in the elderly]
    Patricia Arroyo
    Unidad de Salud Pública y Nutrición, Laboratorio de Epidemiología Nutricional y Genética, Instituto de Nutrición y Tecnología en Alimentos, Universidad de Chile, Chile
    Rev Med Chil 135:846-54. 2007
    ..Functional limitations limit the independence and jeopardize the quality of life of elderly subjects...
  13. pmc Comparison of two modes of vitamin B12 supplementation on neuroconduction and cognitive function among older people living in Santiago, Chile: a cluster randomized controlled trial. a study protocol [ISRCTN 02694183]
    Hugo Sanchez
    Public Health Nutrition Unit, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology INTA, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Nutr J 10:100. 2011
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  14. ncbi request reprint Trends in height and BMI of 6-year-old children during the nutrition transition in Chile
    Juliana Kain
    Instituto de Nutricion y Tecnologia de los Alimentos, University of Chile, Santiago
    Obes Res 13:2178-86. 2005
    ..We analyzed trends in height and BMI and their interaction in 6-year-old Chilean children over the last 15 years...
  15. pmc Effects of replacing the habitual consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages with milk in Chilean children
    Cecilia Albala
    Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology Instituto de Nutrición y Tecnología de Alimentos, INTA, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:605-11. 2008
    ..Obesity is now the primary nutritional problem in posttransitional Chile...
  16. ncbi request reprint VDR polymorphisms influence the immune response in type 1 diabetic children from Santiago, Chile
    Diego Garcia
    Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory, Nutrition and Food Technology Institute, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 77:134-40. 2007
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  17. ncbi request reprint Nutrition transition in Chile revisited: mid-term evaluation of obesity goals for the period 2000-2010
    Fernando Vio
    Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology INTA, University of Chile, Nutritional and Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory, Macul 5540, Santiago, Chile
    Public Health Nutr 11:405-12. 2008
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint [Multivariate study of the evolution of body dimensions in elderly Chilean women]
    Lydia Lera
    Instituto de Nutricion y Tecnologia de los Alimentos, Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile
    Arch Latinoam Nutr 57:219-23. 2007
    ..The results obtained suggested a regular chronological evolution during the first 24 months of observation with a change in structure after 30 months of the study, thereby classifying subjects according to body composition...
  19. ncbi request reprint Obesity trends and determinant factors in Latin America
    Juliana Kain
    Instituto de Nutricion y Tecnologia de los Alimentos, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Cad Saude Publica 19:S77-86. 2003
    ....
  20. doi request reprint [Prevalence of vitamin B-12 deficiency in older adults]
    Hugo Sanchez
    Unidad de Salud Pública y Nutrición, Instituto Nutrición y Tecnología en Alimentos, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Rev Med Chil 138:44-52. 2010
    ..004). Conclusions: There is a high prevalence of full blown and marginal deficit of vitamin B-12 among the elderly. This deficiency should be considered for correction through public nutrition policies...
  21. doi request reprint [Homeostasis model assessment (HOMA) values in Chilean elderly subjects]
    Maria Luisa Garmendia
    Escuela de Salud Publica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Rev Med Chil 137:1409-16. 2009
    ..However it has a high variability that depends on environmental, genetic and physiologic factors. Therefore it is imperative to establish normal HOMA values in different populations...
  22. ncbi request reprint [Potentially productive years of life lost among adults in Metropolitan Santiago. Is there an improvement in equality?]
    Hugo Sanchez
    Unidad de Salud Pública y Nutrición, Instituto de Nutrición y Tecnología en Alimentos, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Rev Med Chil 133:575-82. 2005
    ..Potentially productive years of life lost (PPYLL) is an impact measure that illustrates the lost that a society suffers as a consequence of deaths of young people or premature deaths...
  23. doi request reprint Differences in lipogenesis and lipolysis in obese and non-obese adult human adipocytes
    Mariana Cifuentes
    Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology INTA, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Biol Res 41:197-204. 2008
    ....
  24. doi request reprint [Statement about the medical and surgical treatment of overweight and obesity]
    Fernando Carrasco N
    Departamento de Nutricion, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Independencia, Santiago, Chile
    Rev Med Chil 137:972-81. 2009
    ..Finally, the need to have followed up protocols for patients and the formation of multidisciplinary treatment teams is underscored...
  25. ncbi request reprint [Use of case-parents trio for epidemiological studies of association between genetic polymorphisms and complex diseases]
    Jose Luis Santos
    Instituto de Nutricion y Tecnologia de los Alimentos INTA, Universidad de Chile, Programa de Epidemiología Genética, Macul 5540, Santiago, Chile
    Rev Med Chil 130:1307-15. 2002
    ..In this article, we review the analysis of case-parent trios using unrelated affected cases as an epidemiological study design for testing association between genetic polymorphisms and disease...
  26. ncbi request reprint [Genetic epidemiology of obesity: family studies]
    Jose Luis Santos
    Instituto de Nutricion y Tecnologia de los Alimentos, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Rev Med Chil 133:349-61. 2005
    ..Topics related to study design will acquire increasing importance in order to avoid methodological problems related to trait definition, sample sizes, population stratification by ethnicity and other confounding factors...
  27. ncbi request reprint Motor evoked potentials by transcranial magnetic stimulation in healthy elderly people
    Jose Manuel Matamala
    Department of Neurological Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile and
    Somatosens Mot Res 30:201-5. 2013
    ..Latency and amplitude of motor evoked potentials (MEPs) vary among healthy subjects and no reference normal values for MEPs in healthy older adults are available...
  28. doi request reprint Oral health-related quality of life of older people from three South American cities
    Alejandra Fuentes-García
    School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Gerodontology 30:67-75. 2013
    ..To describe subjective oral health status and its association with overall health conditions and socioeconomic factors in the elderly (60 years and older) living in the capital cities with the oldest average populations in South America...
  29. ncbi request reprint No evidence for an association between genetic polymorphisms of beta(2)- and beta(3)-adrenergic receptor genes with body mass index in Aymara natives from Chile
    Jose Luis Santos
    Programa de Epidemiología Genética, Instituto de Nutricion y Tecnologia de los Alimentos, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Nutrition 18:255-8. 2002
    ..We assessed the association between Gln27Glu and Trp64Arg genetic polymorphisms of the beta(2) (ADRB2) and beta(3) (ADRB3) adrenergic receptor genes with body mass index and other cardiovascular risk factors...
  30. ncbi request reprint Predictive equations for stature in the elderly: a study in three Latin American cities
    Lydia Lera
    Public Health Nutrition Unit, Chronic Diseases and Genetic Epidemiology Research Laboratory, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology INTA, University of Chile, Casilla 138 11, Santiago, Chile
    Ann Hum Biol 32:773-81. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to develop predictive equations based on anthropometric data to estimate stature in people 60 years and older in Latin America...
  31. doi request reprint [Statement about diagnosis assessment ano non pharmacological treatment of obesity]
    Mónica Manrique E
    Instituto Médico Nutramed, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Rev Med Chil 137:963-71. 2009
    ..In a second stage, goals of treatment are set and a personalized treatment is designed including dietary changes and physical activity. The aim is to obtain perdurable lifestyles modifications...
  32. ncbi request reprint Duration of breast feeding and bovine serum albumin antibody levels in type 1 diabetes: a case-control study
    Francisco Perez-Bravo
    Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory, Nutrition and Food Technology Institute INTA, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Pediatr Diabetes 4:157-61. 2003
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Larger anti-adipogenic effect of angiotensin II on omental preadipose cells of obese humans
    Rodrigo Brücher
    Instituto de Nutricion y Tecnologia de los Alimentos INTA, Universidad de Chile, Casilla 138 11, Santiago, Chile
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1643-6. 2007
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Colon cancer in Chile before and after the start of the flour fortification program with folic acid
    Sandra Hirsch
    Aging and chronic diseases program, INTA, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 21:436-9. 2009
    ..A temporal association between folic acid fortification of enriched cereal grains and an increase in the incidence of colorectal cancer in the USA and Canada has, however, been recently reported...
  35. doi request reprint [Factors associated with life satisfaction in a cohort of older people in Santiago, Chile]
    Alvaro Castillo-Carniglia
    Programa de Doctorado en Salud Pública, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Gac Sanit 26:414-20. 2012
    ..To evaluate the association between life satisfaction and socioeconomic status and self-reported health in a cohort of older people in Santiago, Chile, in 2005 and 2006...
  36. doi request reprint [Prevalence of zinc and copper deficiencies in older subjects living in Metropolitan Santiago]
    Manuel Olivares
    Instituto de Nutricion y Tecnologia de los Alimentos, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Rev Med Chil 139:283-9. 2011
    ..Older subjects have a high risk of developing zinc and copper deficiencies...
  37. ncbi request reprint Microsatellite polymorphism in the heme oxygenase-1 gene promoter is associated with iron status in persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Miguel Arredondo
    Instituto de Nutricion y Tecnologia de los Alimentos, Departamento de Medicina, Facultad de Medicina Occidente, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:1347-53. 2007
    ..Heme oxygenase (HO) 1 expression is increased when intracellular iron increases. Furthermore, HO shows a microsatellite polymorphism in its gene promoter that could be related to its expression and activity...
  38. ncbi request reprint Calcium-sensing receptor expression in human adipocytes
    Mariana Cifuentes
    Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology, University of Chile, Macul, Casilla, Santiago, Chile
    Endocrinology 146:2176-9. 2005
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint [Nutritional status and aerobic capacity among children attending public elementary schools in Chile]
    Juliana Kain
    Instituto de Nutricion y Tecnologia de los Alimentos INTA, Universidad de Chile
    Rev Med Chil 132:1395-402. 2004
    ..To achieve this, school-based initiatives in nutrition and physical activity have been implemented. The evaluation of these initiatives includes a baseline assessment of these two variables...
  40. ncbi request reprint [Cardiovascular risk and metabolic profile in obese children and adolescents with low insulin sensitivity]
    Raquel Burrows
    Area de Nutrición Humana, INTA, Universidad de Chile
    Rev Med Chil 133:795-804. 2005
    ..Insulin resistance is a central mechanism of complications of obesity and is associated to body fat mass...
  41. ncbi request reprint [Evolution of the nutritional status of six years old Chilean children (1987-2003)]
    Juliana Kain
    Instituto de Nutricion y Tecnologia de los Alimentos, Universidad de Chile
    Rev Med Chil 133:1013-20. 2005
    ..As a consequence of the epidemiological transition in Chile, the nutritional status of the population has changed notoriously...
  42. ncbi request reprint [Bovine serum albumin (BSA) antibodies in children with recently diagnosed type 1 diabetes with breast feeding and milk exposition]
    Amaya Oyarzún
    Programa de Epidemiología Genética, Instituto de Nutricion y Tecnologia de los Alimentos INTA, Universidad de Chile
    Rev Med Chil 131:865-72. 2003
    ..Environmental and genetic factors (viruses, toxins and diet) are involved in the aetiology of type 1 diabetes. Among the dietary factors, the role of breast feeding and exposure to cow's milk proteins deserve special attention...
  43. ncbi request reprint [The Health, Well-Being, and Aging ("SABE") survey: methodology applied and profile of the study population]
    Cecilia Albala
    Instituto de Nutrición y Tecnologías de los Alimentos, Universidad de Chile Santiago, Chile
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 17:307-22. 2005
    ..Comparative studies of these characteristics and with this comparative nature should be extended to other countries, areas, and regions of the world in order to expand the knowledge available on older adults...
  44. ncbi request reprint Chile's national nutritional supplementation program for older people: lessons learned
    Alan D Dangour
    Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Food Nutr Bull 26:190-7. 2005
    ..It is hoped that these results will be useful to policy makers and implementers planning programs aimed at improving the health and function of older people...
  45. ncbi request reprint [Validation of a screening test for age associated cognitive impairment, in Chile]
    Pilar Quiroga
    Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Concepcion, Concepcion
    Rev Med Chil 132:467-78. 2004
    ..The real prevalence of dementia in a given population must be determined through prevalence studies, using validated screening tests...
  46. ncbi request reprint [Inequalities in health. Adult mortality in communities of Metropolitan Santiago]
    Hugo Sanchez
    Area de Nutrición Pública, Instituto Nutrición y Tecnología en Alimentos, Universidad de Chile
    Rev Med Chil 132:453-60. 2004
    ..In the last decade, Chile achieved a significant reduction in poverty, however income distribution still shows inequalities. The richest 10% of the population perceived 46% of total income...
  47. ncbi request reprint [Plasma levels of interleukin-1beta, interleukin-2 and interleukin-4 in recently diagnosed type 1 diabetic children and their association with beta-pancreatic autoantibodies]
    Francisco Perez
    Programa de Epidemiología Genética, Instituto de Nutricion y Tecnologia de los Alimentos, Universidad de Chile
    Rev Med Chil 132:413-20. 2004
    ..A functional imbalance in cytokine production resulting in dominance of T helper (Th1) over Th2-type response has been suggested to play a critical role in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes...