Almudena Sanchez-Villegas

Summary

Affiliation: Las Palmas
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. pmc Mediterranean dietary pattern and depression: the PREDIMED randomized trial
    Almudena Sanchez-Villegas
    Biomedical Research Center Network on Obesity and Nutrition CIBERobn Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition, Institute of Health Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
    BMC Med 11:208. 2013
  2. pmc A longitudinal assessment of alcohol intake and incident depression: the SUN project
    Alfredo Gea
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Navarra, Irunlarrea 1, 31008 Pamplona, Spain
    BMC Public Health 12:954. 2012
  3. pmc Diet, a new target to prevent depression?
    Almudena Sanchez-Villegas
    Deparment of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, PO Box 550, CP 35080, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    BMC Med 11:3. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Perceived and actual obesity in childhood and adolescence and risk of adult depression
    Almudena Sanchez-Villegas
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, P O Box 550, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 35008, Spain
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:81-6. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Physical activity during leisure time and quality of life in a Spanish cohort: SUN (Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra) project
    Almudena Sanchez-Villegas
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Br J Sports Med 46:443-8. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Fast-food and commercial baked goods consumption and the risk of depression
    Almudena Sanchez-Villegas
    Centre for Health Sciences, Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, PO Box 550, CP 35080, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 15:424-32. 2012
  7. pmc Relationship between body image disturbance and incidence of depression: the SUN prospective cohort
    Adriano Marçal Pimenta
    Department of Maternal and Child Nursing and Public Health, Nursing School, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Avenida Alfredo Balena, 190 Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, CEP 30130 100, Brazi
    BMC Public Health 9:1. 2009
  8. pmc Meta-analysis on the effect of the N363S polymorphism of the glucocorticoid receptor gene (GRL) on human obesity
    Amelia Marti
    Department of Physiology and Nutrition, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
    BMC Med Genet 7:50. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Childhood and young adult overweight/obesity and incidence of depression in the SUN project
    Almudena Sanchez-Villegas
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1443-8. 2010
  10. pmc Dietary fat intake and the risk of depression: the SUN Project
    Almudena Sanchez-Villegas
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    PLoS ONE 6:e16268. 2011

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. pmc Mediterranean dietary pattern and depression: the PREDIMED randomized trial
    Almudena Sanchez-Villegas
    Biomedical Research Center Network on Obesity and Nutrition CIBERobn Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition, Institute of Health Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
    BMC Med 11:208. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to compare in a randomized trial the effects of two Mediterranean diets versus a low-fat diet on depression risk after at least 3 years of intervention...
  2. pmc A longitudinal assessment of alcohol intake and incident depression: the SUN project
    Alfredo Gea
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Navarra, Irunlarrea 1, 31008 Pamplona, Spain
    BMC Public Health 12:954. 2012
    ..The type of beverage may also be important. Therefore we aimed to prospectively evaluate the influence of alcohol intake on incident depression in a Mediterranean cohort...
  3. pmc Diet, a new target to prevent depression?
    Almudena Sanchez-Villegas
    Deparment of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, PO Box 550, CP 35080, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    BMC Med 11:3. 2013
    ..Research on the role of diet in the prevention of depression is scarce. Some evidence suggests that depression shares common mechanisms with cardiovascular disease...
  4. doi request reprint Perceived and actual obesity in childhood and adolescence and risk of adult depression
    Almudena Sanchez-Villegas
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, P O Box 550, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 35008, Spain
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:81-6. 2013
    ..Obesity in childhood and adolescence has important health consequences, but its relation to risk of adult depression remains uncertain...
  5. ncbi request reprint Physical activity during leisure time and quality of life in a Spanish cohort: SUN (Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra) project
    Almudena Sanchez-Villegas
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Br J Sports Med 46:443-8. 2012
    ..Purpose To longitudinally assess the association between LTPA, changes in LTPA and health-related quality of life (HRQL)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Fast-food and commercial baked goods consumption and the risk of depression
    Almudena Sanchez-Villegas
    Centre for Health Sciences, Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, PO Box 550, CP 35080, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 15:424-32. 2012
    ..Whereas the relationship between some components of diet, such as n-3 fatty acids and B-vitamins, and depression risk has been extensively studied, the role of fast-food or processed pastries consumption has received little attention...
  7. pmc Relationship between body image disturbance and incidence of depression: the SUN prospective cohort
    Adriano Marçal Pimenta
    Department of Maternal and Child Nursing and Public Health, Nursing School, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Avenida Alfredo Balena, 190 Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, CEP 30130 100, Brazi
    BMC Public Health 9:1. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the association between body image disturbance and the incidence of depression...
  8. pmc Meta-analysis on the effect of the N363S polymorphism of the glucocorticoid receptor gene (GRL) on human obesity
    Amelia Marti
    Department of Physiology and Nutrition, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
    BMC Med Genet 7:50. 2006
    ..Individual studies may lack statistical power which may result in disparate results. This limitation can be overcome using meta-analytic techniques...
  9. doi request reprint Childhood and young adult overweight/obesity and incidence of depression in the SUN project
    Almudena Sanchez-Villegas
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1443-8. 2010
    ..These results, if causal and confirmed in other prospective studies, support treating childhood and young adult overweight/obesity as part of comprehensive adult depression prevention efforts...
  10. pmc Dietary fat intake and the risk of depression: the SUN Project
    Almudena Sanchez-Villegas
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    PLoS ONE 6:e16268. 2011
    ..Emerging evidence relates some nutritional factors to depression risk. However, there is a scarcity of longitudinal assessments on this relationship...
  11. doi request reprint Association between folate, vitamin B(6) and vitamin B(12) intake and depression in the SUN cohort study
    A Sanchez-Villegas
    School of Health Sciences, Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
    J Hum Nutr Diet 22:122-33. 2009
    ..The present study aimed to assess the association between folate, vitamins B(6) and B(12) intake and depresion prevalence in the SUN cohort study...
  12. ncbi request reprint Adherence to a Mediterranean dietary pattern and weight gain in a follow-up study: the SUN cohort
    A Sanchez-Villegas
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:350-8. 2006
    ..The promotion of Mediterranean Diets has generated some doubts, because of the concern that its high fat content might lead to the development of obesity...
  13. pmc Validity of a self-reported diagnosis of depression among participants in a cohort study using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID-I)
    Almudena Sanchez-Villegas
    Department of Clinical Sciencies, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    BMC Psychiatry 8:43. 2008
    ..Thus, the use of a medical diagnosis of depression could be a more appropriate approach...
  14. doi request reprint Association between dietary and beverage consumption patterns in the SUN (Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra) cohort study
    A Sanchez-Villegas
    Center for Health Sciences, Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, PO Box 550, CP 35080, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 12:351-8. 2009
    ..The objective of the present study was to determine the dietary patterns of a Mediterranean cohort and relate them to the observed patterns of beverage consumption...
  15. doi request reprint Physical activity, sedentary index, and mental disorders in the SUN cohort study
    Almudena Sanchez-Villegas
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:827-34. 2008
    ..There is evidence to suggest a beneficial effect of physical activity on several mental disorders...
  16. ncbi request reprint [Role of tobacco use on the incidence of depression in the SUN cohort study]
    Almudena Sanchez-Villegas
    Departamento de Ciencias Clinicas, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
    Med Clin (Barc) 130:405-9. 2008
    ..Our objective was to prospectively assess the association between smoking habit and depression incidence in the SUN (Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra) cohort...
  17. ncbi request reprint Long chain omega-3 fatty acids intake, fish consumption and mental disorders in the SUN cohort study
    Almudena Sanchez-Villegas
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, P O Box 550, 35080 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Eur J Nutr 46:337-46. 2007
    ..Very long chain omega-3 fatty acids (w-3 PUFA) intake and fish consumption have been suggested as protective factors against neuropsychiatric disorders but there is scarcity of large cohort studies assessing this association...
  18. ncbi request reprint Mediterranean diet and depression
    A Sanchez-Villegas
    Department of Clinical Sciences University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 9:1104-9. 2006
    ..The adherence to a Mediterranean Dietary Pattern ensures an adequate intake of B vitamins and w-3 fatty acids. A protective role on depression has been suggested for both nutrients...
  19. doi request reprint Dietary assessment methods for intakes of iron, calcium, selenium, zinc and iodine
    Lluis Serra-Majem
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Br J Nutr 102:S38-55. 2009
    ..Se and Fe showed only acceptable correlations. The present review provides new insights regarding the characteristics that assessment methods for dietary mineral intakes should fulfil...
  20. doi request reprint Dietary assessment methods for micronutrient intake in infants, children and adolescents: a systematic review
    Adriana Ortiz-Andrellucchi
    Nutrition Research Group, Department of Clinical Sciences, Centre for Health Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Br J Nutr 102:S87-117. 2009
    ..Including supplement users generally improved the correlations between micronutrient intakes estimated by any of the dietary intake methods and respective biochemical indices...
  21. pmc Empirically derived dietary patterns and health-related quality of life in the SUN project
    Cristina Ruano
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
    PLoS ONE 8:e61490. 2013
    ..Our aim was to ascertain the association between major dietary patterns and mental and physical quality of life after 4 years of follow-up...
  22. doi request reprint Dietary assessment methods for micronutrient intake in elderly people: a systematic review
    Adriana Ortiz-Andrellucchi
    Nutrition Research Group, Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Br J Nutr 102:S118-49. 2009
    ..When frequency methods are used for assessing micronutrient intake, the inclusion of dietary supplements improves their reliability for most micronutrients...
  23. doi request reprint Association of the Mediterranean dietary pattern with the incidence of depression: the Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra/University of Navarra follow-up (SUN) cohort
    Almudena Sanchez-Villegas
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 66:1090-8. 2009
    ..Adherence to the Mediterranean dietary pattern (MDP) is thought to reduce inflammatory, vascular, and metabolic processes that may be involved in the risk of clinical depression...
  24. pmc Dietary fat intake and quality of life: the SUN project
    Cristina Ruano
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Nutr J 10:121. 2011
    ..Few studies have related nutritional factors with quality of life in healthy populations. The purpose of the study was to assess whether dietary fat intake is associated to mental and physical quality of life...
  25. doi request reprint Evaluating the quality of dietary intake validation studies
    Lluis Serra-Majem
    Nutrition Research Group, Department of Clinical Sciences, Centre for Health Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35080 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Br J Nutr 102:S3-9. 2009
    ..Without a doubt, this subject constitutes a key topic for research in nutritional epidemiology...
  26. doi request reprint Dietary patterns and nutritional adequacy in a Mediterranean country
    Lluis Serra-Majem
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, PO Box 550, 35080 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Br J Nutr 101:S21-8. 2009
    ..09 (95 % CI: 0.07, 0.11) (and 0.02 (95 % CI: 0.00, 0.16)) for the upper quintile of MDP and 4.4 (95 % CI: 3.6, 5.5) and 2.5 (95 % CI: 1.1, 5.4) for the WDP. The MDP was associated to a better profile of nutrient intake...
  27. doi request reprint The effect of the Mediterranean diet on plasma brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels: the PREDIMED-NAVARRA randomized trial
    Almudena Sanchez-Villegas
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Nutr Neurosci 14:195-201. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the role of a nutritional intervention based on a Mediterranean diet (MeDiet) on plasma BDNF levels...
  28. ncbi request reprint [Assessment of nutritional quality in healthy pregnant women of the Canary Islands, Spain]
    Adriana Ortiz-Andrellucchi
    Grupo de Investigación en Nutrición, Departamento de Ciencias Clinicas, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Espana
    Med Clin (Barc) 133:615-21. 2009
    ..To describe the composition of the diet of healthy pregnant women of the Canary Islands and to estimate the nutritional quality using the Healthy Eating Index (HEI)...
  29. doi request reprint Methodological aspects of the study of dietary patterns during pregnancy and maternal and infant health outcomes. A systematic review
    Almudena Sanchez-Villegas
    Catedrático de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública, Grupo de Nutrición Departamento de Ciencias Clínicas, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Ap de Correos 550, 35080 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Espana
    Matern Child Nutr 6:100-11. 2010
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  30. doi request reprint Dietary assessment methods for micronutrient intake: a systematic review on vitamins
    Patricia Henríquez-Sánchez
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Br J Nutr 102:S10-37. 2009
    ..26 to 0.38. The FFQ is an acceptable method of assessing vitamin intake. The present review provides new insights regarding the characteristics that assessment methods for dietary intake should fulfil...
  31. ncbi request reprint Geographical and climatic factors and depression risk in the SUN project
    Patricia Henríquez-Sánchez
    1 Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain2 CIBER Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition CIBEROBN, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
    Eur J Public Health 24:626-31. 2014
    ..Depression incidence has been related with seasonal periodicity and climate. The aim of the study was to estimate the possible association between depression and specific meteorological factors, namely temperature, light and rain...
  32. ncbi request reprint Association between the adherence to the Mediterranean diet and overweight and obesity in pregnant women in Gran Canaria
    Miguel Angel Silva-del Valle
    Pediatrics Department, University Hospital Materno Infantil, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Nutr Hosp 28:654-9. 2013
    ..To evaluate the impact of the Mediterranean diet (MD) on weight gain and obesity in pregnant women in Gran Canaria...
  33. ncbi request reprint [Obesity of health shift workers from the Canary Islands, Spain]
    María Jesús Fernández Rodríguez
    Hospital Universitario Dr Negrin, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Espana
    Med Clin (Barc) 128:623-6. 2007
  34. ncbi request reprint Olive oil consumption and risk of breast cancer in the Canary Islands: a population-based case-control study
    Purificación García-Segovia
    Department of Clinical Science, University of Las Palmas of Gran Canaria, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 9:163-7. 2006
    ..Breast cancer mortality and incidence rates in the Canary Islands, and particularly in Gran Canaria, are higher than those in the rest of Spain...
  35. ncbi request reprint Effect of zinc intake on mental and motor development in infants: a meta-analysis
    Mariela Nissensohn
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, and CIBER Fisiopatologia Obesidad y Nutricion CIBEROBN, CB06 03, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
    Int J Vitam Nutr Res 83:203-15. 2013
    ..Further standardized research is urgently needed to clarify the role of Zn supplementation upon infant mental and motor development, particularly in Europe. ..
  36. ncbi request reprint Immunomodulatory effects of the intake of fermented milk with Lactobacillus casei DN114001 in lactating mothers and their children
    Adriana Ortiz-Andrellucchi
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, PO Box 550, 35080 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Br J Nutr 100:834-45. 2008
    ..casei during the lactation period modestly contributes to the modulation of the mother's immunological response after delivery and decreases the incidence of gastrointestinal episodes in the breast-fed child...