M E Penny

Summary

Country: Peru

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Zinc supplementation in public health
    Mary Edith Penny
    Instituto de Investigacion Nutricional, Lima, Peru
    Ann Nutr Metab 62:31-42. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Strategies to vaccinate against cancer of the cervix: feasibility of a school-based HPV vaccination program in Peru
    Mary Penny
    Instituto de Investigacion Nutricional, Lima, Peru
    Vaccine 29:5022-30. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Can coca leaves contribute to improving the nutritional status of the Andean population?
    Mary E Penny
    Instituto de Investigacion Nutricional, La Molina 1885, La Molina, Lima 12, Peru
    Food Nutr Bull 30:205-16. 2009
  4. pmc Respiratory symptoms, asthma, exercise test spirometry, and atopy in schoolchildren from a Lima shanty town
    M E Penny
    Instituto de Investigacion Nutricional, Lima, Peru
    Thorax 56:607-12. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of an educational intervention delivered through the health services to improve nutrition in young children: a cluster-randomised controlled trial
    Mary E Penny
    Instituto de Investigacion Nutricional, La Molina, Lima, Peru
    Lancet 365:1863-72. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the effects of zinc delivered in a fortified food or a liquid supplement on the growth, morbidity, and plasma zinc concentrations of young Peruvian children
    Kenneth H Brown
    Department of Nutrition and Program in International and Community Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:538-47. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Randomized controlled trial of the effect of daily supplementation with zinc or multiple micronutrients on the morbidity, growth, and micronutrient status of young Peruvian children
    Mary E Penny
    Instituto de Investigacion Nutricional, Lima, Peru
    Am J Clin Nutr 79:457-65. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Oligofructose-supplemented infant cereal: 2 randomized, blinded, community-based trials in Peruvian infants
    Christopher Duggan
    Children s Hospital, Boston, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 77:937-42. 2003
  9. pmc An overlap of breastfeeding during late pregnancy is associated with subsequent changes in colostrum composition and morbidity rates among Peruvian infants and their mothers
    Grace S Marquis
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
    J Nutr 133:2585-91. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Implementation examined in a health center-delivered, educational intervention that improved infant growth in Trujillo, Peru: successes and challenges
    Rebecca C Robert
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Health Educ Res 22:318-31. 2007

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Publications18

  1. doi request reprint Zinc supplementation in public health
    Mary Edith Penny
    Instituto de Investigacion Nutricional, Lima, Peru
    Ann Nutr Metab 62:31-42. 2013
    ..National-level programs to combat childhood zinc deficiency should be accelerated...
  2. doi request reprint Strategies to vaccinate against cancer of the cervix: feasibility of a school-based HPV vaccination program in Peru
    Mary Penny
    Instituto de Investigacion Nutricional, Lima, Peru
    Vaccine 29:5022-30. 2011
    ..This was reflected in the opinions of health personnel, the lack of impact on other vaccine coverage, and the high HPV vaccine coverage documented in routine records and by an independent community-based survey...
  3. ncbi request reprint Can coca leaves contribute to improving the nutritional status of the Andean population?
    Mary E Penny
    Instituto de Investigacion Nutricional, La Molina 1885, La Molina, Lima 12, Peru
    Food Nutr Bull 30:205-16. 2009
    ..Coca leaves (Erythroxylum coca) have been promoted as a food that could address the dietary deficiencies of the Andean population, but this is based on nutrient analyses of a small sample of leaves...
  4. pmc Respiratory symptoms, asthma, exercise test spirometry, and atopy in schoolchildren from a Lima shanty town
    M E Penny
    Instituto de Investigacion Nutricional, Lima, Peru
    Thorax 56:607-12. 2001
    ..The ISAAC study recently reported that the prevalence of reported asthma symptoms in Lima, Peru was among the highest in the world, but did not report on the atopic status of the subjects...
  5. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of an educational intervention delivered through the health services to improve nutrition in young children: a cluster-randomised controlled trial
    Mary E Penny
    Instituto de Investigacion Nutricional, La Molina, Lima, Peru
    Lancet 365:1863-72. 2005
    ..Malnutrition is the underlying cause of half of child mortality. Many programmes attempt to remedy this issue but there is a lack of evidence on effective ways to decrease child malnutrition...
  6. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the effects of zinc delivered in a fortified food or a liquid supplement on the growth, morbidity, and plasma zinc concentrations of young Peruvian children
    Kenneth H Brown
    Department of Nutrition and Program in International and Community Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:538-47. 2007
    ..Zinc supplementation decreases morbidity from infections and increases growth of stunted children, but there is little information on functional responses to zinc delivered in fortified foods...
  7. ncbi request reprint Randomized controlled trial of the effect of daily supplementation with zinc or multiple micronutrients on the morbidity, growth, and micronutrient status of young Peruvian children
    Mary E Penny
    Instituto de Investigacion Nutricional, Lima, Peru
    Am J Clin Nutr 79:457-65. 2004
    ..Zinc supplements reduce childhood morbidity in populations in whom zinc deficiency is common. In such populations, deficiencies in other micronutrients may also occur...
  8. ncbi request reprint Oligofructose-supplemented infant cereal: 2 randomized, blinded, community-based trials in Peruvian infants
    Christopher Duggan
    Children s Hospital, Boston, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 77:937-42. 2003
    ..Prebiotics are nondigestible food ingredients that stimulate the growth of Bifidobacterium and other bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. Improved gastrointestinal and other health effects have been attributed to them...
  9. pmc An overlap of breastfeeding during late pregnancy is associated with subsequent changes in colostrum composition and morbidity rates among Peruvian infants and their mothers
    Grace S Marquis
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
    J Nutr 133:2585-91. 2003
    ..Further in-depth studies are warranted to determine the cumulative effects associated with a breast-feeding/pregnancy overlap on infant and maternal outcomes...
  10. ncbi request reprint Implementation examined in a health center-delivered, educational intervention that improved infant growth in Trujillo, Peru: successes and challenges
    Rebecca C Robert
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Health Educ Res 22:318-31. 2007
    ..The information gained from this study will inform future evaluation designs, and lead to the development and implementation of more effective intervention programs for child health...
  11. doi request reprint Using the new World Health Organisation growth standards: differences from 3 countries
    Bridget Fenn
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 46:316-21. 2008
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  12. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal measures of circulating leptin and ghrelin concentrations are associated with the growth of young Peruvian children but are not affected by zinc supplementation
    Joanne E Arsenault
    Program in International and Community Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:1111-9. 2007
    ..Leptin, ghrelin, and insulin are hormonal regulators of energy balance and, therefore, may be related to growth during infancy. Zinc is essential for growth, and its growth effects may be mediated through these hormones...
  13. ncbi request reprint Additional zinc delivered in a liquid supplement, but not in a fortified porridge, increased fat-free mass accrual among young Peruvian children with mild-to-moderate stunting
    Joanne E Arsenault
    Program in International and Community Nutrition and Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Nutr 138:108-14. 2008
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  14. pmc Postpartum consequences of an overlap of breastfeeding and pregnancy: reduced breast milk intake and growth during early infancy
    Grace S Marquis
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011, USA
    Pediatrics 109:e56. 2002
    ..Despite cultural pressure to wean when a new pregnancy occurs, some women choose to continue breastfeeding. We determined the effect of an overlap of lactation and late pregnancy on breastfeeding and growth in early infancy...
  15. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal measurements of zinc absorption in Peruvian children consuming wheat products fortified with iron only or iron and 1 of 2 amounts of zinc
    Daniel Lopez de Romaña
    Program in International Nutrition and the Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:637-47. 2005
    ..Information is needed on the fractional absorption of zinc (FAZ) and absorbed zinc (AZ) during prolonged exposure to zinc-fortified foods...
  16. ncbi request reprint Process evaluation determines the pathway of success for a health center-delivered, nutrition education intervention for infants in Trujillo, Peru
    Rebecca C Robert
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Nutr 136:634-41. 2006
    ..This study underscores the importance of including process evaluation, which will lead to the development and implementation of more effective nutrition interventions...
  17. ncbi request reprint Psychometric and cognitive validation of a social capital measurement tool in Peru and Vietnam
    Mary J De Silva
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Soc Sci Med 62:941-53. 2006
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  18. ncbi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of a child nutrition education programme in Peru
    Hugh R Waters
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Health Policy Plan 21:257-64. 2006
    ..12 US dollars per child reached and 55.16 US dollars per case of stunting prevented. The estimated marginal cost of the intervention per death averted is 1952 US dollars...