Hugo Amigo

Summary

Affiliation: Universidad de Chile
Country: Chile

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and age at menarche in indigenous and non-indigenous Chilean adolescents
    Hugo Amigo
    Faculdad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Cad Saude Publica 28:977-83. 2012
  2. doi request reprint [Nutritional surveillance in Chilean schoolchildren: validity of the information]
    Hugo Amigo
    Departamento de Nutricion, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Rev Med Chil 136:989-95. 2008
  3. doi request reprint [Determinant factors of excess of weight in school children: a multilevel study]
    Hugo Amigo
    Departamento de Nutricion, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Rev Med Chil 135:1510-8. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Respiratory consequences of light and moderate smoking in young adults in Chile
    H Amigo
    Department of Nutrition, University of Chile, Santiago
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 10:744-9. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Size at birth and lipoprotein concentrations in adulthood: two prospective studies in Latin American cities
    Hugo Amigo
    Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Independencia 1027, Santiago, Chile
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:855-9. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Age of menarche and nutritional status of indigenous and non-indigenous adolescents in the Araucanía Region of Chile
    Hugo Amigo
    Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Ann Hum Biol 37:554-61. 2010
  7. pmc Absence of disparities in anthropometric measures among Chilean indigenous and non-indigenous newborns
    Hugo Amigo
    Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Chile
    BMC Public Health 10:392. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint [Smoking and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: attributable risk determination]
    Hugo Amigo
    Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile
    Rev Med Chil 134:1275-82. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Evolution of the nutritional situation of indigenous and non-indigenous Chilean schoolchildren
    Patricia Bustos
    Department of Nutrition, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Ann Hum Biol 36:298-307. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome in young adults from two socioeconomic Latin American settings
    Patricia Bustos
    Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Independencia, Santiago, Chile
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 17:581-9. 2007

Detail Information

Publications38

  1. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and age at menarche in indigenous and non-indigenous Chilean adolescents
    Hugo Amigo
    Faculdad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Cad Saude Publica 28:977-83. 2012
    ..An inverse relationship between socioeconomic status and age at menarche was seen in the indigenous group only; low socioeconomic status was associated with delayed menarche, regardless of nutritional status or mother's age at menarche...
  2. doi request reprint [Nutritional surveillance in Chilean schoolchildren: validity of the information]
    Hugo Amigo
    Departamento de Nutricion, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Rev Med Chil 136:989-95. 2008
    ..Anthropometry is used to survey health and nutritional situation of the population. Therefore the quality of the information that is being used must be evaluated...
  3. doi request reprint [Determinant factors of excess of weight in school children: a multilevel study]
    Hugo Amigo
    Departamento de Nutricion, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Rev Med Chil 135:1510-8. 2007
    ..Rates of obesity reach high levels in Chile, with geographic, social and school variations...
  4. ncbi request reprint Respiratory consequences of light and moderate smoking in young adults in Chile
    H Amigo
    Department of Nutrition, University of Chile, Santiago
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 10:744-9. 2006
    ..To assess the association between smoking and respiratory symptoms, lung function and bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) in young adults in Chile...
  5. doi request reprint Size at birth and lipoprotein concentrations in adulthood: two prospective studies in Latin American cities
    Hugo Amigo
    Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Independencia 1027, Santiago, Chile
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:855-9. 2010
    ..The relationship between birth weight and plasma lipoproteins is inconsistent...
  6. doi request reprint Age of menarche and nutritional status of indigenous and non-indigenous adolescents in the Araucanía Region of Chile
    Hugo Amigo
    Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Ann Hum Biol 37:554-61. 2010
    ..Early onset of menarche has been linked to prevalence of obesity; however, this may differ for indigenous females...
  7. pmc Absence of disparities in anthropometric measures among Chilean indigenous and non-indigenous newborns
    Hugo Amigo
    Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Chile
    BMC Public Health 10:392. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to analyze trends in anthropometric measures at birth in Chilean indigenous (Mapuche) and non-indigenous children over a 5-year period...
  8. ncbi request reprint [Smoking and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: attributable risk determination]
    Hugo Amigo
    Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile
    Rev Med Chil 134:1275-82. 2006
    ..Smoking is the main risk factor for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), an important cause of morbidity and mortality...
  9. doi request reprint Evolution of the nutritional situation of indigenous and non-indigenous Chilean schoolchildren
    Patricia Bustos
    Department of Nutrition, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Ann Hum Biol 36:298-307. 2009
    ..Latin American countries show accelerated but ethnically or socially differentiated changes in their epidemiological profiles...
  10. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome in young adults from two socioeconomic Latin American settings
    Patricia Bustos
    Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Independencia, Santiago, Chile
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 17:581-9. 2007
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  11. ncbi request reprint [Poverty and indigenous origin as risk factors of nutritional problems among children who enroll in school]
    Patricia Bustos
    Departamento Nutricion, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Salud Publica Mex 51:187-93. 2009
    ..To estimate the effect of indigenous ancestry and poverty on nutritional outcomes in Chilean schoolchildren...
  12. doi request reprint [Age at menarche and indigenous ancestry: a population study in Chile]
    Ximena Ossa
    Departamento de Salud Publica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile
    Rev Med Chil 140:1035-42. 2012
    ..Genetic and environmental determinants define the age of menarche and can explain differences found among different populations...
  13. ncbi request reprint A feeling of well-being accompanied by a period of prosperity and birthweight in Chile: a possible link?
    Hugo Amigo
    Department of Nutrition, School of Medicine, University of Chile, Chile
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19:426-34. 2005
    ..Our study showed a remarkable decrease in the differences in birthweight by educational level not shown in other countries of similar wealth...
  14. pmc Is waist circumference a better predictor of blood pressure, insulin resistance and blood lipids than body mass index in young Chilean adults?
    Macarena Lara
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Independencia, 1027, Santiago, Chile
    BMC Public Health 12:638. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to assess which measurement, BMI or WC, is more strongly associated with blood pressure, homeostatic model assessment (HOMA) and blood lipids in young Chilean adults...
  15. pmc Socioeconomic risk factors for asthma in Chilean young adults
    Camila Corvalan
    Department of Nutrition, School of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago
    Am J Public Health 95:1375-81. 2005
    ..We studied the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and asthma symptoms, severity of asthma, atopy, and bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) to methacholine...
  16. doi request reprint [Thelarche and nutritional status: an epidemiological study of two ethnic groups]
    Patricia Bustos
    Departamento de Nutricion, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile
    Rev Med Chil 137:1301-8. 2009
    ..Improvements in environmental conditions may result in an earlier onset of thelarche. However, its onset is not homogeneous among different population groups...
  17. doi request reprint Childhood environment and atopic conditions, with emphasis on asthma in a Chilean agricultural area
    Claudio Vargas
    Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Chile
    J Asthma 45:73-8. 2008
    ..An explanation of the etiology of atopic conditions based on the hygiene hypothesis remains controversial...
  18. ncbi request reprint [Nutritional status in telarche and menarche in indigenous and non indigenous Chilean adolescents]
    Hugo Amigo
    Departamento de Nutricion, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Arch Latinoam Nutr 59:260-5. 2009
    ..The body composition indicators in indigenous adolescents are of concern and underscores the importance of programs to promote healthy lifestyles that take into account resources from the indigenous communities...
  19. ncbi request reprint [Socioeconomic level and nutritional status: a study in schoolchildren]
    Daniela Adjemian
    Departamento de Nutricion, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Arch Latinoam Nutr 57:125-9. 2007
    ..6; CI 2.5-16.7). Thus, albeit non significant association was detected between SEL and anthropometric indicators nor with food intake, the highest vulnerable group showed a tendency to have lower values and more physical activity...
  20. ncbi request reprint [Obesity in Latin American children: situation, diagnostic criteria and challenges]
    Hugo Amigo
    Departamento de Nutricion, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Cad Saude Publica 19:S163-70. 2003
    ..However, since there is no consensus as to diagnostic criteria for overweight and obesity, the real prevalence is not known...
  21. ncbi request reprint Association between proinsulin, insulin, proinsulin/insulin ratio, and insulin resistance status with the metabolic syndrome
    Ivana Pivatto
    Department of Nutrition, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Arq Bras Endocrinol Metabol 51:1128-33. 2007
    ..The proinsulin/insulin ratio did not show significant association with MS. HOMA-IR, proinsulin, and insulin presented good negative predictive values for both genders that could be used to identify an at-risk population...
  22. ncbi request reprint [Nutrition transition: a review of Latin American profile]
    R Mauricio Barría
    Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Austral de Chile, Departamento de Nutricion, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile
    Arch Latinoam Nutr 56:3-11. 2006
    ..There is also a reduction in food insecurity due to a fall in poverty levels although social inequalities still persist...
  23. ncbi request reprint [Growth in height of indigenous and non indigenous Chilean children]
    Patricia Bustos
    Departamento de Nutricion, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Arch Latinoam Nutr 54:190-5. 2004
    ..4 z scores at 72 months without differences between ethnias. Indigenous of the extreme poverty had less accumulative growth while the indigenous of the low poverty areas growth satisfactory without differences with the non indigenous...
  24. ncbi request reprint [Eating characteristics of Chilean indigenous and non-indigenous adolescent girls]
    Jacqueline Araneda
    Académica Departamento de Nutrición y Salud Pública, Universidad del Bio Bio, Departamento de Nutricion, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Arch Latinoam Nutr 60:30-5. 2010
    ..40; IC = 2.06-9.39). The study's conclusion is that the the eating habits and behavior of indigenous adolescents are similar to those of non-indigenous girls, though the former still consume more indigenous foods...
  25. ncbi request reprint [Risk factors of cardiovascular disease among young adults]
    Patricia Bustos
    Departamento de Nutricion, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Independencia 1027, Santiago, Chile
    Rev Med Chil 131:973-80. 2003
    ..A precise knowledge of the prevalence and importance of cardiovascular risk factors will facilitate the development of preventive strategies...
  26. doi request reprint [Physical activity and cardiovascular risk factors among Chilean young men and women]
    Antonio Arteaga
    Departamento de Nutricion, Diabetes y Metabolismo, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
    Rev Med Chil 138:1209-16. 2010
    ..Physical activity (PA) has a protective role in cardiovascular diseases...
  27. ncbi request reprint [Stature of Chilean parents and children of different ethnicity and social vulnerability]
    H Amigo
    Centro de Nutrición Humana, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Salud Publica Mex 42:504-10. 2000
    ..To analyze and compare the heights of first-year school children and their parents, according to ethnic background and socioeconomic status...
  28. pmc Growth in indigenous and nonindigenous Chilean schoolchildren from 3 poverty strata
    P Bustos
    Department of Nutrition, School of Medicine, University of Chile, Independencia 1027, Santiago, Chile
    Am J Public Health 91:1645-9. 2001
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Growth deficits in Chilean school children
    H Amigo
    Department of Nutrition, School of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, USA
    J Nutr 131:251-4. 2001
    ..To reduce stunting in countries with an epidemiological profile such as that of Chile, it is still important to reduce adverse environmental conditions...
  30. ncbi request reprint [Nutritional status of school children from indigenous and non indigenous ancestry]
    H Amigo
    Centro de Nutrición Humana y Escuela de Enfermería, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile
    Rev Med Chil 127:903-10. 1999
    ..The few studies in Chile assessing the nutritional status of indigenous children show a high prevalence of stunting, excess weight and feeding problems...
  31. ncbi request reprint Is there a causal relation between obesity and asthma? Evidence from Chile
    P Bustos
    Department of Nutrition, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Int J Obes (Lond) 29:804-9. 2005
    ..The objective was to assess the association between obesity and asthma symptoms or BHR in adults...
  32. doi request reprint Nutritional status, especially body mass index, from birth to adulthood and lung function in young adulthood
    C Ubilla
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Ann Hum Biol 35:322-33. 2008
    ..The study assessed the impact of body mass index (BMI) at birth, infancy, and adulthood, and waist circumference on lung function...
  33. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of asthma, atopy and bronchial hyperresponsiveness and their interrelation in a semi-rural area of Chile
    J MacKenney
    Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine University of Chile, Independencia 1027, Santiago 8389100, Chile
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 9:1288-93. 2005
    ..To assess the prevalence of asthma symptoms and their association with sensitisation to eight allergens and bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) to methacholine...
  34. ncbi request reprint [Secular changes in anthropometrical variables at birth: a local perspective]
    Hugo Amigo
    Departamento de Nutricion, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile
    Rev Med Chil 130:1095-100. 2002
    ..Anthropometrical measurements at birth are the result of the conditions during pregnancy, being an issue of current interest due to the reported relationship of birth weight with non communicable chronic diseases in adulthood...
  35. ncbi request reprint [What kind of intervention has the best results to reduce the weight in overweighted or obese adults?]
    Macarena Lara
    Departamento de Nutricion, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile Santiago, Chile
    Arch Latinoam Nutr 61:45-54. 2011
    ..The effect of these interventions was greater during the first six months of intervention...
  36. ncbi request reprint Exposure to inorganic arsenic in drinking water and total urinary arsenic concentration in a Chilean population
    Dante D Caceres
    Environmental and Occupational Health Division, School of Public Health, University of Chile, Chile
    Environ Res 98:151-9. 2005
    ..These findings indicate that arsenic concentration in drinking water continues to be the principal contributing factor to exposure to inorganic arsenic in the Chilean population...
  37. pmc The early origins hypothesis with an emphasis on growth rate in the first year of life and asthma: a prospective study in Chile
    R J Rona
    Department of Public Health Sciences, King s College London, 5th Floor, Capital House, 42 Weston Street, London SE1 3QD, UK
    Thorax 60:549-54. 2005
    ..An analysis was therefore carried out to test this hypothesis...
  38. ncbi request reprint Atopy, wheeze and bronchial responsiveness in young Chilean adults. Do dietary antioxidants matter?
    V Garcia-Larsen
    Division of Asthma, Allery and Lung Biology, Weston Education Centre, King s College London, London, UK
    Allergy 62:714-5. 2007