Michelle A Mendez

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Publications

  1. pmc Risk of type 2 diabetes according to traditional and emerging anthropometric indices in Spain, a Mediterranean country with high prevalence of obesity: results from a large-scale prospective cohort study
    Jose Maria Huerta
    Department of Epidemiology, Murcia Regional Health Authority, Murcia, Spain
    BMC Endocr Disord 13:7. 2013
  2. pmc A comparative analysis of dietary intakes during pregnancy in Europe: a planned pooled analysis of birth cohort studies
    Michelle A Mendez
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Clin Nutr 94:1993S-1999S. 2011
  3. pmc Prenatal organochlorine compound exposure, rapid weight gain, and overweight in infancy
    Michelle A Mendez
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 119:272-8. 2011
  4. pmc Alternative methods of accounting for underreporting and overreporting when measuring dietary intake-obesity relations
    Michelle A Mendez
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology Municipal Institute for Medical Research Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 173:448-58. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Seafood consumption in pregnancy and infant size at birth: results from a prospective Spanish cohort
    Michelle A Mendez
    CREAL Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, Dr Aiguader, 88 Barcelona, Spain 08003
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:216-22. 2010
  6. pmc Surrounding greenness and pregnancy outcomes in four Spanish birth cohorts
    Payam Dadvand
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 120:1481-7. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Breastfeeding, long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in colostrum, and infant mental development
    Monica Guxens
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Pediatrics 128:e880-9. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Smoking during pregnancy is associated with higher dietary intake of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and poor diet quality
    Talita Duarte-Salles
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, 88 Dr Aiguader Street, Barcelona 08003, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 13:2034-43. 2010
  9. pmc Prenatal concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls, DDE, and DDT and overweight in children: a prospective birth cohort study
    Damaskini Valvi
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 120:451-7. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Male specific association between xenoestrogen levels in placenta and birthweight
    Nadia Vilahur
    Center for research in environmental epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Int 51:174-81. 2013

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  1. pmc Risk of type 2 diabetes according to traditional and emerging anthropometric indices in Spain, a Mediterranean country with high prevalence of obesity: results from a large-scale prospective cohort study
    Jose Maria Huerta
    Department of Epidemiology, Murcia Regional Health Authority, Murcia, Spain
    BMC Endocr Disord 13:7. 2013
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  2. pmc A comparative analysis of dietary intakes during pregnancy in Europe: a planned pooled analysis of birth cohort studies
    Michelle A Mendez
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Clin Nutr 94:1993S-1999S. 2011
    ..At present, relatively little is known about prevailing patterns of intake across groups with diverse sociodemographic and lifestyle patterns in these settings...
  3. pmc Prenatal organochlorine compound exposure, rapid weight gain, and overweight in infancy
    Michelle A Mendez
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 119:272-8. 2011
    ..Although it has been hypothesized that fetal exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals may increase obesity risk, empirical data are limited, and it is uncertain how early in life any effects may begin...
  4. pmc Alternative methods of accounting for underreporting and overreporting when measuring dietary intake-obesity relations
    Michelle A Mendez
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology Municipal Institute for Medical Research Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 173:448-58. 2011
    ..15 (standard error, 0.07)). Alternative methods may yield more valid associations between diet and obesity-related outcomes...
  5. doi request reprint Seafood consumption in pregnancy and infant size at birth: results from a prospective Spanish cohort
    Michelle A Mendez
    CREAL Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, Dr Aiguader, 88 Barcelona, Spain 08003
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:216-22. 2010
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  6. pmc Surrounding greenness and pregnancy outcomes in four Spanish birth cohorts
    Payam Dadvand
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 120:1481-7. 2012
    ..Objectives: We investigated the association between surrounding greenness and birth weight, head circumference, and gestational age at delivery...
  7. doi request reprint Breastfeeding, long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in colostrum, and infant mental development
    Monica Guxens
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Pediatrics 128:e880-9. 2011
    ..Breastfeeding has been associated with improved neurodevelopment in children. However, it remains unknown to what extent nutritional advantages of breast milk may explain this relationship...
  8. doi request reprint Smoking during pregnancy is associated with higher dietary intake of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and poor diet quality
    Talita Duarte-Salles
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, 88 Dr Aiguader Street, Barcelona 08003, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 13:2034-43. 2010
    ..Recent studies suggest that prenatal exposure to PAH is associated with adverse reproductive outcomes. Other than tobacco smoke and occupational exposures, diet is the main source of human PAH exposure...
  9. pmc Prenatal concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls, DDE, and DDT and overweight in children: a prospective birth cohort study
    Damaskini Valvi
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 120:451-7. 2012
    ..Recent experimental evidence suggests that prenatal exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may increase postnatal obesity risk and that these effects may be sex or diet dependent...
  10. doi request reprint Male specific association between xenoestrogen levels in placenta and birthweight
    Nadia Vilahur
    Center for research in environmental epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Int 51:174-81. 2013
    ..Fetal exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals may increase the risk for adverse health effects at birth or later in life...
  11. doi request reprint Exposure to hexachlorobenzene during pregnancy increases the risk of overweight in children aged 6 years
    Agnes Smink
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Institut Municipal Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Paediatr 97:1465-9. 2008
    ..To determine whether prenatal exposure to hexachlorobenzene (HCB) has potential adverse effects on child's weight and body mass index (BMI) in a general population with no local pollution sources...
  12. pmc Dietary benzo(a)pyrene and fetal growth: effect modification by vitamin C intake and glutathione S-transferase P1 polymorphism
    Talita Duarte-Salles
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Int 45:1-8. 2012
    ..The role of diet, the main source of PAH exposure among non-smokers, remains uncertain...
  13. pmc Cognitive function and overweight in preschool children
    Monica Guxens
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Epidemiol 170:438-46. 2009
    ..Children with higher cognitive function in early life might be at decreased risk of overweight later in childhood...
  14. doi request reprint Maternal fish and other seafood intakes during pregnancy and child neurodevelopment at age 4 years
    Michelle A Mendez
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology Municipal Institute of Medical Research IMIM Hospital del Mar, 88 Dr Aiguader Street, Barcelona, E 08003, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 12:1702-10. 2009
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  15. doi request reprint Prenatal bisphenol a urine concentrations and early rapid growth and overweight risk in the offspring
    Damaskini Valvi
    From the aCentre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain bHospital del Mar Research Institute IMIM, Barcelona, Spain cCIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP, Barcelona, Spain dPompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain eDepartment of Nutrition, Gillings School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC and fDepartment of Analytical Chemistry, University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain
    Epidemiology 24:791-9. 2013
    ..We examined the effects of prenatal BPA exposure on postnatal growth and obesity...
  16. doi request reprint Dietary and sociodemographic determinants of bisphenol A urine concentrations in pregnant women and children
    Maribel Casas
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Int 56:10-8. 2013
    ..Studies identifying sources of exposure would benefit from repeat BPA measurements and questionnaires specifically focused on dietary and packaging sources...
  17. pmc Birth weight, head circumference, and prenatal exposure to acrylamide from maternal diet: the European prospective mother-child study (NewGeneris)
    Marie Pedersen
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 120:1739-45. 2012
    ..Acrylamide is a common dietary exposure that crosses the human placenta. It is classified as a probable human carcinogen, and developmental toxicity has been observed in rodents...
  18. pmc Glycemic load, glycemic index, and body mass index in Spanish adults
    Michelle A Mendez
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Municipal Institute of Medical Research, Biomedical Research Park, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:316-22. 2009
    ..Studies on obesity and glycemic index (GI) or glycemic load (GL) have had inconsistent results, perhaps in part because of underreporting or to heterogeneous dietary patterns across food cultures...
  19. pmc Prenatal exposure to residential air pollution and infant mental development: modulation by antioxidants and detoxification factors
    Monica Guxens
    Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology, Carrer Dr Aiguader 88, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 120:144-9. 2012
    ..Air pollution effects on children's neurodevelopment have recently been suggested to occur most likely through the oxidative stress pathway...
  20. ncbi request reprint Adherence to a Mediterranean diet is associated with reduced 3-year incidence of obesity
    Michelle A Mendez
    IDIBELL, Institut Catala d Oncologia, L Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
    J Nutr 136:2934-8. 2006
    ..MD adherence was not associated with incidence of overweight in initially normal-weight subjects. Nonetheless, results suggest that promoting eating habits consistent with MD patterns may be a useful part of efforts to combat obesity...
  21. pmc Bulky dna adducts in cord blood, maternal fruit-and-vegetable consumption, and birth weight in a European mother-child study (NewGeneris)
    Marie Pedersen
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 121:1200-6. 2013
    ..Evidence from biomarker-based studies of low-exposed populations is limited. Bulky DNA adducts in cord blood reflect the prenatal effective dose to several genotoxic agents including PAHs...
  22. pmc Association between long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution and subclinical atherosclerosis: the REGICOR study
    Marcela Rivera
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Environ Health Perspect 121:223-30. 2013
    ..Epidemiological evidence of the effects of long-term exposure to air pollution on the chronic processes of atherogenesis is limited...
  23. doi request reprint Relationship between maternal dietary patterns and hypospadias
    Christianne A R de Kort
    Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology CREAL, Barcelona, Spain
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 25:255-64. 2011
    ..We found an association between food pattern and hypospadias, with those with less health conscious food patterns having a higher risk. Further study is needed to confirm this association...
  24. ncbi request reprint Maternal smoking very early in pregnancy is related to child overweight at age 5-7 y
    Michelle A Mendez
    Centre de Recerca en Epidemiologia Ambiental, Institut Municipal d Investigacio Medica, Barcelona, Spain
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:1906-13. 2008
    ..To date, only one study has examined whether smoking in the first trimester only, which is not associated with birth weight, is also associated with childhood overweight...
  25. ncbi request reprint Estimating dietary intakes from a brief questionnaire: A simulation study of reliability in a molecular epidemiologic study of pancreatic and biliary diseases
    Michelle A Mendez
    Institut Catala d Oncologia, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur J Epidemiol 21:417-26. 2006
    ..We conducted a simulation study to assess the reliability of a brief food frequency questionnaire (bFFQ) for capturing dietary intakes relative to a detailed survey...