Lluis Serra-Majem

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Affiliation: Las Palmas
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Trends in the nutritional status of the Spanish population: results from the Catalan nutrition monitoring system (1992-2003)]
    Luis Serra Majem
    Centro de Investigación en Nutrición Comunitaria, Parc Científic de la Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Espana
    Rev Esp Salud Publica 81:559-70. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Determinants of nutrient intake among children and adolescents: results from the enKid Study
    L Serra-Majem
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, PO Box 550, E 35080 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Ann Nutr Metab 46:31-8. 2002
  3. doi request reprint Environmental footprints of Mediterranean versus Western dietary patterns: beyond the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet
    Sara Sáez-Almendros
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Luis Pasteur s n, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 35016, Spain
    Environ Health 12:118. 2013
  4. pmc Complex organochlorine pesticide mixtures as determinant factor for breast cancer risk: a population-based case-control study in the Canary Islands (Spain)
    Luis D Boada
    Dpt of Clinical Sciences, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Instituto Canario de Investigación del Cáncer ICIC, P O Box 550, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 35080, Spain
    Environ Health 11:28. 2012
  5. pmc Associations of the FTO rs9939609 and the MC4R rs17782313 polymorphisms with type 2 diabetes are modulated by diet, being higher when adherence to the Mediterranean diet pattern is low
    Carolina Ortega-Azorín
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 11:137. 2012
  6. pmc Frequency of nut consumption and mortality risk in the PREDIMED nutrition intervention trial
    Marta Guasch-Ferré
    Human Nutrition Unit, Hospital Universitari de Sant Joan de Reus, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, IISPV Institut d Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain
    BMC Med 11:164. 2013
  7. pmc Dietary exposure assessments for children in europe (the EXPOCHI project): rationale, methods and design
    Inge Huybrechts
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    Arch Public Health 69:4. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Nutritional and cultural aspects of the Mediterranean diet
    Lluis Serra-Majem
    Mediterranean Diet Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Vitam Nutr Res 82:157-62. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Dietary methods and biomarkers of omega 3 fatty acids: a systematic review
    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 107:S64-76. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Trends in blood lipids and fat soluble vitamins in Catalonia, Spain (1992-2003)
    Lluis Serra-Majem
    Community Nutrition Research Centre, University of Barcelona Science Park, Baldiri Reixac 4, Torre D 4A1, 08028, Barcelona, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 10:1379-88. 2007

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Publications68

  1. ncbi request reprint [Trends in the nutritional status of the Spanish population: results from the Catalan nutrition monitoring system (1992-2003)]
    Luis Serra Majem
    Centro de Investigación en Nutrición Comunitaria, Parc Científic de la Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Espana
    Rev Esp Salud Publica 81:559-70. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the changes in the nutricional habits and nutricional status of the Catalan population over 10 years interval of the two Catalan Nutricional Surveys conducted in 1992-93 and 2002-03...
  2. ncbi request reprint Determinants of nutrient intake among children and adolescents: results from the enKid Study
    L Serra-Majem
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, PO Box 550, E 35080 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Ann Nutr Metab 46:31-8. 2002
    ..This study was developed in order to explore the nutritional intakes of Spanish children and the factors influencing the risk of nutritional inadequacy...
  3. doi request reprint Environmental footprints of Mediterranean versus Western dietary patterns: beyond the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet
    Sara Sáez-Almendros
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Luis Pasteur s n, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 35016, Spain
    Environ Health 12:118. 2013
    ..Furthermore, we aimed to compare the current Spanish diet with the Mediterranean Diet and in comparison with the western dietary pattern, exemplified by the U.S.A. food pattern, in terms of their corresponding environmental footprints...
  4. pmc Complex organochlorine pesticide mixtures as determinant factor for breast cancer risk: a population-based case-control study in the Canary Islands (Spain)
    Luis D Boada
    Dpt of Clinical Sciences, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Instituto Canario de Investigación del Cáncer ICIC, P O Box 550, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 35080, Spain
    Environ Health 11:28. 2012
    ..Most published studies evaluated the exposure to organochlorines individually, ignoring the potential effects exerted by the mixtures of chemicals...
  5. pmc Associations of the FTO rs9939609 and the MC4R rs17782313 polymorphisms with type 2 diabetes are modulated by diet, being higher when adherence to the Mediterranean diet pattern is low
    Carolina Ortega-Azorín
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 11:137. 2012
    ..However gene-diet interactions with dietary patterns have not been investigated. Our main aim was to analyze whether these associations are modulated by the level of adherence to the Mediterranean Diet (MedDiet)...
  6. pmc Frequency of nut consumption and mortality risk in the PREDIMED nutrition intervention trial
    Marta Guasch-Ferré
    Human Nutrition Unit, Hospital Universitari de Sant Joan de Reus, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, IISPV Institut d Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain
    BMC Med 11:164. 2013
    ..To examine the association between frequency of nut consumption and mortality in individuals at high cardiovascular risk from Spain, a Mediterranean country with a relatively high average nut intake per person...
  7. pmc Dietary exposure assessments for children in europe (the EXPOCHI project): rationale, methods and design
    Inge Huybrechts
    Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    Arch Public Health 69:4. 2011
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  8. doi request reprint Nutritional and cultural aspects of the Mediterranean diet
    Lluis Serra-Majem
    Mediterranean Diet Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
    Int J Vitam Nutr Res 82:157-62. 2012
    ..Moreover, this ancient cultural heritage should be preserved and promoted from different areas: public health, agriculture, culture, politics, and economic development...
  9. doi request reprint Dietary methods and biomarkers of omega 3 fatty acids: a systematic review
    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 107:S64-76. 2012
    ..Our findings only confirmed earlier studies and did not provide evidence for reaching new conclusions...
  10. ncbi request reprint Trends in blood lipids and fat soluble vitamins in Catalonia, Spain (1992-2003)
    Lluis Serra-Majem
    Community Nutrition Research Centre, University of Barcelona Science Park, Baldiri Reixac 4, Torre D 4A1, 08028, Barcelona, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 10:1379-88. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the 10-year trend in lipid and antioxidant vitamin levels in the Catalan population from 1992 to 2003...
  11. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, opinions and behaviours related to food and nutrition in Catalonia, Spain (1992-2003)
    Lluis Serra-Majem
    Community Nutrition Research Centre, University of Barcelona Science Park, Baldiri Reixac 4, Torre D 4A1, 08028, Barcelona, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 10:1396-405. 2007
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Compliance with dietary guidelines in the Catalan population: basis for a nutrition policy at the regional level (the PAAS strategy)
    Lluis Serra-Majem
    Community Nutrition Research Centre, University of Barcelona Science Park, Baldiri Reixac 4, Torre D 4A1, 08028, Barcelona, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 10:1406-14. 2007
    ..To analyse the degree of compliance with the nutrition objectives and population-based food guides and to indicate possible recommendations for their development within the framework of a Nutrition and Health Policy in Catalonia...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. doi request reprint Moving forward in public health nutrition--the I World Congress of Public Health Nutrition. Introduction
    Lluis Serra-Majem
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Nutr Rev 67:S2-6. 2009
    ..Participants from 79 countries met to discuss issues and to set conclusions and guidelines for the future. The World Public Health Nutrition Association was founded within this platform to continue these important tasks...
  16. ncbi request reprint Trends in energy and nutrient intake and risk of inadequate intakes in Catalonia, Spain (1992-2003)
    Lluis Serra-Majem
    Community Nutrition Research Centre, University of Barcelona Science Park, Baldiri Reixac 4, Torre D 4A1, 08028, Barcelona, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 10:1354-67. 2007
    ..To analyse trends in energy and nutrient intakes and nutritional adequacy from 1992 to 2003...
  17. 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...
  18. pmc Comparative analysis of nutrition data from national, household, and individual levels: results from a WHO-CINDI collaborative project in Canada, Finland, Poland, and Spain
    L Serra-Majem
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:74-80. 2003
    ..This project determined to what extent data on diet and nutrition, which were collected in a non-uniform manner, could be harmonised and pooled for international and national comparison...
  19. ncbi request reprint Nutrient adequacy and Mediterranean Diet in Spanish school children and adolescents
    Ll Serra-Majem
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Eur J Clin Nutr 57:S35-9. 2003
    ..To evaluate dietary habits and nutritional status of Spanish school children and adolescents, and their relationship with the Mediterranean Diet...
  20. ncbi request reprint Cyclamate intake and cyclohexylamine excretion are not related to male fertility in humans
    L Serra-Majem
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Food Addit Contam 20:1097-104. 2003
    ..The results demonstrate no effect of cyclamate or cyclohexylamine on male fertility at the present levels of cyclamate consumption...
  21. ncbi request reprint Food, youth and the Mediterranean diet in Spain. Development of KIDMED, Mediterranean Diet Quality Index in children and adolescents
    Lluis Serra-Majem
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 7:931-5. 2004
    ..To evaluate dietary habits in Spanish children and adolescents based on a Mediterranean Diet Quality Index tool, which considers certain principles sustaining and challenging traditional healthy Mediterranean dietary patterns...
  22. 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint Foreword: Mediterranean diet and climatic change
    Lluis Serra-Majem
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 14:2271-3. 2011
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Nutrient adequacy in Spanish children and adolescents
    Lluis Serra-Majem
    Community Nutrition Research Center, Science Park of the University of Barcelona, Spain
    Br J Nutr 96:S49-57. 2006
    ..It should be noted that folate levels should be doubled in the near future...
  25. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and deteminants of obesity in Spanish children and young people
    Lluis Serra-Majem
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, E 0 35080 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Br J Nutr 96:S67-72. 2006
    ..Among Spanish children and young people, those at prepubertal age, particularly boys, can be identified as a group at higher risk for overweight and obesity, particularly children from lower SES families...
  26. doi request reprint Worldwide variation of adherence to the Mediterranean diet, in 1961-1965 and 2000-2003
    Rui da Silva
    Mediterranean Diet Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 12:1676-84. 2009
    ..The present study aimed to analyse the worldwide trends of adherence to the Mediterranean diet (MD), in 1961-1965 and 2000-2003...
  27. ncbi request reprint The contribution of ready-to-eat cereals to daily nutrient intake and breakfast quality in a Mediterranean setting
    Anneke van den Boom
    Community Nutrition Research Centre, University of Barcelona Science Park, Barcelona, Spain
    J Am Coll Nutr 25:135-43. 2006
    ..To examine if and how ready-to-eat cereals (RTEC) contribute to the quality of the diet of children, adolescents and young adults in a Mediterranean setting...
  28. ncbi request reprint Trends in dietary habits and food consumption in Catalonia, Spain (1992-2003)
    Lourdes Ribas-Barba
    Community Nutrition Research Centre, University of Barcelona Science Park, Baldiri Reixac 4, Torre D 4A1, 08028, Barcelona, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 10:1340-53. 2007
    ..To analyse trends in food habits and food consumption from 1992 to 2003...
  29. ncbi request reprint Obesity and overweight trends in Catalonia, Spain (1992-2003): gender and socio-economic determinants
    Alicia García-Alvarez
    Community Nutrition Research Centre, University of Barcelona Science Park, Baldiri Reixac 4, Torre D 4A1, 08028, Barcelona, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 10:1368-78. 2007
    ..To evaluate the trends of overweight and obesity prevalences in the population of Catalonia, Spain, aged 18-75 years, and the influence of socio-economic determinants on these prevalence trends...
  30. doi request reprint How does the quality of surveys for nutrient intake adequacy assessment compare across Europe? A scoring system to rate the quality of data in such surveys
    Alicia García-Alvarez
    Community Nutrition Research Centre of Nutrition Research Foundation, University of Barcelona Science Park, Baldiri Reixac 4, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
    Br J Nutr 101:S51-63. 2009
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Sociodemographic risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome in a Mediterranean population
    Genevieve Buckland
    Unit of Nutrition, Environment and Cancer, Epidemiological Research Programme, Catalan Institute of Oncology IDIBELL, Barcelona, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 11:1372-8. 2008
    ..To investigate the sociodemographic risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS) in the Mediterranean population of Catalonia, Spain...
  32. 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...
  33. ncbi request reprint Trends in physical activity status in Catalonia, Spain (1992-2003)
    Blanca Román-Viñas
    Community Nutrition Research Centre, University of Barcelona Science Park, Baldiri Reixac 4, Torre D 4A1, 08028, Barcelona, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 10:1389-95. 2007
    ..Physical activity measurement and surveillance is crucial for understanding and evaluating campaigns to promote its practice...
  34. doi request reprint Dietary assessment methods for micronutrient intake in pregnant women: 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:S64-86. 2009
    ..Apart from folic acid, BM do not add any more certainty in terms of intake method reliability. When frequency methods are used, the inclusion of dietary supplements improves their reliability for most micronutrients...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. doi request reprint Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) serum concentrations in healthy children and adolescents: relationship to level of contamination by DDT-derivative pesticides
    Manuel Zumbado
    Toxicology Unit, Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Instituto Canario de Investigación del Cáncer ICIC, P O Box 550, 35080 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Growth Horm IGF Res 20:63-7. 2010
    ..In addition, recent studies suggest that DDT-derivative organochlorine pesticides (OC-DDTs) could influence IGF levels in human beings...
  38. doi request reprint Mediterranean diet pyramid today. Science and cultural updates
    Anna Bach-Faig
    Mediterranean Diet Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 14:2274-84. 2011
    ..To present the Mediterranean diet (MD) pyramid: a lifestyle for today...
  39. doi request reprint Effects of dietary assessment methods on assessing risk of nutrient intake adequacy at the population level: from theory to practice
    Lourdes Ribas-Barba
    Community Nutrition Research Centre of Nutrition Research Foundation, University of Barcelona Science Park, Baldiri Reixac 4, Torre D, 4A1, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
    Br J Nutr 101:S64-72. 2009
    ..Reproducibility of daily methods was also reasonably good. Results may differ depending on the micronutrient thus impeding reaching conclusions/recommendations common for all micronutrients...
  40. doi request reprint Physical activity in children and youth in Spain: future actions for obesity prevention
    Blanca Roman
    Community Nutrition Research Centre, Barcelona Science Park, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Nutr Rev 67:S94-8. 2009
    ..Age, socioeconomic level of the families, the mother's level of education, and the geographical area of residence were related to the prevalence of overweight and obesity among Spanish males...
  41. ncbi request reprint Dairy products and health: a review of the epidemiological evidence
    Eva Elisa Alvarez-León
    Preventive Medicine Service, Complejo Hospitalario Materno Insular, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Br J Nutr 96:S94-9. 2006
    ..Due to the importance of dairy products in public health nutrition, quantitative recommendations should be established in the light of the scientific evidence...
  42. doi request reprint Availability of Mediterranean and non-Mediterranean foods during the last four decades: comparison of several geographical areas
    Daniela Vareiro
    Mediterranean Diet Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 12:1667-75. 2009
    ..The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the changes in the availability of the most important food components of the traditional Mediterranean diet and other food groups in five geographical areas during a 43-year period...
  43. pmc The relationship between dioxin-like polychlorobiphenyls and IGF-I serum levels in healthy adults: evidence from a cross-sectional study
    Octavio P Luzardo
    Toxicology Unit, Clinical Sciences Department, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and Instituto Canario de Investigación del Cáncer, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    PLoS ONE 7:e38213. 2012
    ....
  44. doi request reprint Plant food supplement (PFS) market structure in EC Member States, methods and techniques for the assessment of individual PFS intake
    Liliana Vargas-Murga
    Nutrition Research Foundation, University of Barcelona Science Park, Baldiri Reixac 4 8, 08028, Barcelona, Spain
    Food Funct 2:731-9. 2011
    ..The majority of studies have been conducted in Scandinavia and the UK. However the heterogeneity of definitions, study design and objectives make it difficult to compare results and extrapolate conclusions...
  45. doi request reprint Validity of dietary patterns to assess nutrient intake adequacy
    Blanca Román-Viñas
    Community Nutrition Research Centre of Nutrition Research Foundation, University of Barcelona Science Park, Baldiri Reixac 4, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
    Br J Nutr 101:S12-20. 2009
    ..Diet indices are tools with fair to moderate validity to assess micronutrient intake adequacy...
  46. ncbi request reprint The use of indexes evaluating the adherence to the Mediterranean diet in epidemiological studies: a review
    Anna Bach
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 9:132-46. 2006
    ..Other aspects of the Mediterranean diet indexes should also be taken into account, like the inclusion of typical Mediterranean foods such as nuts and fish and the validation of the dietary pattern approach by using biomarkers...
  47. doi request reprint The Mediterranean diet in Spain: adherence trends during the past two decades using the Mediterranean Adequacy Index
    Anna Bach-Faig
    Mediterranean Diet Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
    Public Health Nutr 14:622-8. 2011
    ..The purpose of the present study was to analyse the evolution of the Spanish population's global and regional adherence to the Mediterranean diet (MD) since 1987...
  48. doi request reprint How dietary intake methodology is adapted for use in European immigrant population groups - a review
    Joy Ngo
    Community Nutrition Research Centre of Nutrition Research Foundation, University of Barcelona Science Park, Baldiri Reixac 4, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
    Br J Nutr 101:S86-94. 2009
    ..so as to adequately address the range of socio-cultural factors inherent in these nutritionally at risk target groups...
  49. doi request reprint Is the food frequency questionnaire suitable to assess micronutrient intake adequacy for infants, children and adolescents?
    Blanca Román-Viñas
    Community Nutrition Research Centre of Nutrition Research Foundation, University of Barcelona Science Park, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
    Matern Child Nutr 6:112-21. 2010
    ..Results showed that the FFQ was a good instrument for estimating intake of vitamin C, vitamin D, calcium, zinc and iron in infants and pre-school children, and for estimating calcium and vitamin C in children and adolescents...
  50. 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...
  51. doi request reprint How to find information on national food and nutrient consumption surveys across Europe: systematic literature review and questionnaires to selected country experts are both good strategies
    Maria Blanquer
    Community Nutrition Research Centre of Nutrition Research Foundation, University of Barcelona Science Park, Baldiri Reixac 4, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
    Br J Nutr 101:S37-50. 2009
    ..A combination of both strategies is recommended...
  52. doi request reprint A review of the use of information and communication technologies for dietary assessment
    Joy Ngo
    Community Nutrition Research Centre of Nutrition Research Foundation, University of Barcelona Science Park, Baldiri Reixac 4, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
    Br J Nutr 101:S102-12. 2009
    ..Both still need comprehensive evaluation for micronutrient intake assessment. Further work is necessary for improving ICT tools in established and new methods and for their rigorous evaluation...
  53. ncbi request reprint Scientific evidence of interventions using the Mediterranean diet: a systematic review
    Lluis Serra-Majem
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Nutr Rev 64:S27-47. 2006
    ..Further experimental research is needed to corroborate the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and the underlying mechanisms, and in this sense the methodology of the ongoing PREDIMED study is explained...
  54. doi request reprint Background levels of polychlorinated biphenyls in the population of the Canary Islands (Spain)
    Luis A Henríquez-Hernández
    Toxicology Unit, Dept of Clinical Sciences, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and Instituto Canario de Investigación del Cáncer ICIC, P O Box 550, 35080 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Environ Res 111:10-6. 2011
    ....
  55. doi request reprint Health-enhancing physical activity and associated factors in a Spanish population
    Alba Pardo
    INEFC Barcelona Sport Sciences Research Group, Institut Nacional d Educacio Fisica de Catalunya, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain Catalan Sports Council, Plan of Physical Activity, Sport and Health PAFES Group, Government of Catalonia, Spain
    J Sci Med Sport 17:188-94. 2014
    ..This study describes the prevalence of health-enhancing physical activity and leisure-time physical activity in a Spanish sample and identifies the characteristics of the physically active and inactive populations...
  56. pmc Effectiveness of the Mediterranean diet in the elderly
    Blanca Roman
    Mediterranean Diet Foundation, University of Barcelona Science Park, Spain
    Clin Interv Aging 3:97-109. 2008
    ..Some positive associations with quality of life and inverse associations with the risk of certain cancers and with overall mortality were also reported...
  57. doi 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...
  58. ncbi request reprint Serum levels of insulin-like growth factor-I in relation to organochlorine pesticides exposure
    Luis D Boada
    Toxicology Unit, Department of Clinical Sciences, Health Sciences Faculty, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
    Growth Horm IGF Res 17:506-11. 2007
    ..Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-I) and organochlorine pesticides (OCs) have been involved in the pathogenesis of several diseases like cancer, diabetes and growth disorders...
  59. doi 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)...
  60. doi request reprint Effect of zinc intake on serum/plasma zinc status in infants: a meta-analysis
    Mariela Nissensohn
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Matern Child Nutr 9:285-98. 2013
    ..Further standardised research is urgently needed to reach evidence-based conclusions to clarify the role of Zn supplementation upon infant serum/plasma Zn status, particularly in Europe...
  61. doi request reprint Association between the Mediterranean diet and cancer risk: a review of observational studies
    Lisa Verberne
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Nutr Cancer 62:860-70. 2010
    ..This favorable effect of the Mediterranean diet on cancer reduction is of public health relevance, given the tendency of modern societies to shift toward a more U.S. and Northern European dietary pattern...
  62. ncbi request reprint Inadvertent exposure to organochlorine pesticides DDT and derivatives in people from the Canary Islands (Spain)
    Manuel Zumbado
    Toxicology Unit, Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, P O Box 550, 35080, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Sci Total Environ 339:49-62. 2005
    ..The high levels of DDT and its derivatives in serum from people living in this Archipelago should be considered a matter of public health concern...
  63. doi request reprint Prevalence of abdominal obesity in spanish children and adolescents. Do we need waist circumference measurements in pediatric practice?
    Helmut Schroder
    Cardiovascular Risk and Nutrition Research Group CARIN, REGICOR Study Group, Research Programme in Inflammatory and Cardiovascular Disorders RICAD, IMIM Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain CIBER Epidemiology and Public Health CIBERESP, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
    PLoS ONE 9:e87549. 2014
    ..Evidence indicates that central adiposity has increased to a higher degree than general adiposity in children and adolescents in recent decades. However, waist circumference is not a routine measurement in clinical practice...
  64. doi request reprint The Mediterranean diet and nutritional adequacy: a review
    Itandehui Castro-Quezada
    Department of Clinical Sciences, Health Sciences Faculty, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Luis Pasteur s n, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 35016, Spain
    Nutrients 6:231-48. 2014
    ..Therefore, the Mediterranean diet could be used in public health nutrition policies in order to prevent micronutrient deficiencies in the most vulnerable population groups. ..
  65. doi request reprint Relationship between bread consumption, body weight, and abdominal fat distribution: evidence from epidemiological studies
    Inmaculada Bautista-Castaño
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
    Nutr Rev 70:218-33. 2012
    ..Because differences in the study designs make it difficult to form definitive conclusions, more studies are needed that focus specifically on bread consumption, within different dietary patterns, and its influence on ponderal status...
  66. doi request reprint Determinants of specific food consumption in the Canary Islands (Spain)
    Eduardo Núñez-González
    Department of Health Sciences, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran CanariaPlaza de la Constitución no 9, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35530 Villa de Teguise, Canary Islands, Spain
    Food Funct 2:627-32. 2011
    ..04). Some specific FF item consumption segregated with environment (rural or urban) but with no overall significant relationship between the FF group and environment or gender...
  67. doi request reprint Beverage and water intake of healthy adults in some European countries
    Mariela Nissensohn
    Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain and
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 64:801-5. 2013
    ..The main objective of this review was to examine the available techniques used for assessing beverage intake in European epidemiological studies and to describe the most frequent method applied to assess it...
  68. doi 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...