R Martorell

Summary

Affiliation: Emory University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Obesity in women from developing countries
    R Martorell
    Department of International Health, The Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Eur J Clin Nutr 54:247-52. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Overweight and obesity in preschool children from developing countries
    R Martorell
    Department of International Health, The Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 24:959-67. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint Rationale for a follow-up study focusing on economic productivity
    Reynaldo Martorell
    Department of Global Health, The Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 26:S5-14. 2005
  4. pmc Diabetes and Mexicans: why the two are linked
    Reynaldo Martorell
    Department of Global Health, The Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd, Room 754, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A04. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Growth and diet quality are associated with the attainment of walking in rural Guatemalan infants
    Elena V Kuklina
    Program in Nutrition and Health Sciences, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Nutr 134:3296-300. 2004
  6. doi request reprint Effect of growth on cardiometabolic status at 4 y of age
    Camila Corvalan
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:547-55. 2009
  7. pmc Five-year changes in adiposity and cardio-metabolic risk factors among Guatemalan young adults
    Cria O Gregory
    Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Public Health Nutr 12:228-35. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Obesity indicators and cardiometabolic status in 4-y-old children
    Camila Corvalan
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:166-74. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint The relationship between parity and overweight varies with household wealth and national development
    Sonia A Kim
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 36:93-101. 2007
  10. pmc Detection of cardio-metabolic risk by BMI and waist circumference among a population of Guatemalan adults
    Cria O Gregory
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Public Health Nutr 11:1037-45. 2008

Research Grants

  1. Nutrition Sciences and Health
    Reynaldo Martorell; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. Early Nutrition, Human Capital and Economic Productivity
    Reynaldo Martorell; Fiscal Year: 2005
  3. GENERATIONAL EFFECTS OF MALNUTRITION
    Reynaldo Martorell; Fiscal Year: 2001
  4. GENERATIONAL EFFECTS OF MALNUTRITION
    Reynaldo Martorell; Fiscal Year: 1999

Detail Information

Publications70

  1. ncbi request reprint Obesity in women from developing countries
    R Martorell
    Department of International Health, The Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Eur J Clin Nutr 54:247-52. 2000
    ..A third objective was to investigate how national incomes shape the relationship between obesity and eduction or residence...
  2. ncbi request reprint Overweight and obesity in preschool children from developing countries
    R Martorell
    Department of International Health, The Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 24:959-67. 2000
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Rationale for a follow-up study focusing on economic productivity
    Reynaldo Martorell
    Department of Global Health, The Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 26:S5-14. 2005
    ....
  4. pmc Diabetes and Mexicans: why the two are linked
    Reynaldo Martorell
    Department of Global Health, The Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd, Room 754, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A04. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Growth and diet quality are associated with the attainment of walking in rural Guatemalan infants
    Elena V Kuklina
    Program in Nutrition and Health Sciences, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Nutr 134:3296-300. 2004
    ..02). Morbidity during infancy was not associated with age of walking. These findings indicate the importance of prevention of postnatal growth retardation and improvement of diet quality for children's gross motor development...
  6. doi request reprint Effect of growth on cardiometabolic status at 4 y of age
    Camila Corvalan
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:547-55. 2009
    ..Growth is associated with CVD risk in adulthood; however, its contribution to CVD risks in children facing the obesity epidemic is unclear...
  7. pmc Five-year changes in adiposity and cardio-metabolic risk factors among Guatemalan young adults
    Cria O Gregory
    Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Public Health Nutr 12:228-35. 2009
    ..Rapidly transitioning societies are experiencing dramatic increases in obesity and cardio-metabolic risk; however, few prospective studies from developing countries have quantified these increases or described their joint relationships...
  8. doi request reprint Obesity indicators and cardiometabolic status in 4-y-old children
    Camila Corvalan
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:166-74. 2010
    ..In adults and adolescents, obesity is positively associated with cardiovascular disease risk factors; however, evidence in preschool children is scarce...
  9. ncbi request reprint The relationship between parity and overweight varies with household wealth and national development
    Sonia A Kim
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 36:93-101. 2007
    ....
  10. pmc Detection of cardio-metabolic risk by BMI and waist circumference among a population of Guatemalan adults
    Cria O Gregory
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Public Health Nutr 11:1037-45. 2008
    ..BMI and waist circumference (WC) are used to screen for cardio-metabolic risk; however it is unclear how well these indices perform in populations subject to childhood stunting...
  11. ncbi request reprint Maternal and child nutritional supplementation are inversely associated with fasting plasma glucose concentration in young Guatemalan adults
    Andrea J Conlisk
    Graduate Program in Nutrition and Health Sciences, Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Nutr 134:890-7. 2004
    ..Among women, the benefit of postnatal supplementation was restricted to those born thin (test for interaction P = 0.10). Improving the nutritional status of undernourished women and children may have positive long-term consequences...
  12. ncbi request reprint Maternal and childhood nutrition and later blood pressure levels in young Guatemalan adults
    Aimee L Webb
    Graduate Program in Nutrition and Health Sciences, Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 34:898-904. 2005
    ..Low birth weight and subsequent rapid child growth are associated with later blood pressure levels. The role of maternal and child nutrition in this association remains unclear...
  13. doi request reprint Interrelationship between growth and development in low and middle income countries
    Reynaldo Martorell
    Hubert Department of Global Health and Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Nestle Nutr Workshop Ser Pediatr Program 65:99-118; discussion 118-21. 2010
    ..In conclusion, children in settings of poverty who experience growth failure prior to age 2 years have reduced potential to succeed in school and to be productive members of society...
  14. ncbi request reprint Multivitamin-mineral supplementation is not as efficacious as is iron supplementation in improving hemoglobin concentrations in nonpregnant anemic women living in Mexico
    Siobhan E Moriarty-Craige
    Program in Nutrition and Health Sciences, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences and the Department of International Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:1308-11. 2004
    ..Iron supplements improve hemoglobin status and reduce anemia due to iron deficiency. It is not known whether multiple micronutrient (MM) supplements are as efficacious as are iron supplements alone in improving hemoglobin concentrations...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effects of early childhood supplementation on the educational achievement of women
    Haojie Li
    Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Pediatrics 112:1156-62. 2003
    ..We assessed the effects of improved nutrition in early life on the EA of women in 4 rural Guatemalan villages...
  16. ncbi request reprint Relative importance of birth size and postnatal growth for women's educational achievement
    Haojie Li
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Early Hum Dev 76:1-16. 2004
    ..Child undernutrition, commonly measured by growth failure, is associated with functional disadvantages later in life...
  17. ncbi request reprint Early nutrition and later adiposity
    R Martorell
    The Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Department of International Health, 1518 Clifton Road N E, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Nutr 131:874S-880S. 2001
    ..Two large, well-conducted studies in developed countries suggest that breastfeeding has a protective effect. Nutrition in early life has a demonstrable but small impact on adult obesity...
  18. ncbi request reprint Reductions in the energy content of meals served in the Chilean National Nursery School Council Program did not consistently decrease obesity among beneficiaries
    Camila Corvalan
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Graduate School, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Nutr 138:2237-43. 2008
    ..The intervention may have slowed improvements in linear growth, but concern is tempered by the near absence of growth failure...
  19. ncbi request reprint Early childhood growth and development in rural Guatemala
    Elena V Kuklina
    Program in Nutrition and Health Sciences, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Early Hum Dev 82:425-33. 2006
    ..Small size at birth and in early childhood has been associated with impaired neurodevelopment in studies from developing countries, but few have examined associations with growth...
  20. ncbi request reprint Associations between prenatal and postnatal growth and adult body size and composition
    Haojie Li
    Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 77:1498-505. 2003
    ..Growth failure in early childhood may have important long-term consequences through its influence on ABSC...
  21. ncbi request reprint Determinants of fasting glucose in young Guatemalan adults
    A J Conlisk
    Department of International Health, Rollins School of Public Health Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Ethn Dis 11:585-97. 2001
    ..To examine correlates of fasting glucose, a precursor for type 2 diabetes mellitus, in young adults in Guatemala, a country undergoing an epidemiologic transition...
  22. ncbi request reprint Exposure to a nutrition supplementation intervention in early childhood and risk factors for cardiovascular disease in adulthood: evidence from Guatemala
    Aryeh D Stein
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 164:1160-70. 2006
    ..Interventions designed to address nutrient deficiencies and ameliorate stunting that are targeted at pregnant women and young children are unlikely to increase cardiovascular disease risk later in life and may instead lower the risk...
  23. ncbi request reprint Intestinal helminth infections among reproductive age women in Vietnam: prevalence, co-infection and risk factors
    Phuong H Nguyen
    Global Health Department, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 37:865-74. 2006
    ..1). Our findings suggest that reproductive-age women, especially rural farmers, should be included among the high priority groups for helminth control programs through mass chemotherapy and improving sanitation...
  24. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for anemia in Vietnam
    Phuong H Nguyen
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Graduate School of Art and Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta GA, 30322, USA
    Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 37:1213-23. 2006
    ..Other risk factors in women included having > 3 children and having a child < 24 months old. In men, no variables were found significantly associated with anemia...
  25. ncbi request reprint Effects of docosahexaenoic acid supplementation during pregnancy on gestational age and size at birth: randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in Mexico
    Usha Ramakrishnan
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 31:S108-16. 2010
    ..The need for omega-3 fatty acids, especially docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), during pregnancy has received much attention, but evidence of effects on birth outcomes is limited...
  26. ncbi request reprint Physical growth and development of the malnourished child: contributions from 50 years of research at INCAP
    Reynaldo Martorell
    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 31:68-82. 2010
    ..INCAP's work has contributed knowledge that has informed and improved policies and programs aimed at overcoming maternal and child undernutrition and promoting optimal growth and development...
  27. doi request reprint The nutrition intervention improved adult human capital and economic productivity
    Reynaldo Martorell
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Nutr 140:411-4. 2010
    ....
  28. pmc Weight gain in the first two years of life is an important predictor of schooling outcomes in pooled analyses from five birth cohorts from low- and middle-income countries
    Reynaldo Martorell
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Nutr 140:348-54. 2010
    ..Catch-up growth in smaller babies benefited schooling. Nutrition interventions aimed at women and children under 2 y are among the key strategies for achieving the millennium development goal of universal primary education by 2015...
  29. ncbi request reprint Micronutrient supplementation may reduce symptoms of depression in Guatemalan women
    Phuong H Nguyen
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Arch Latinoam Nutr 59:278-86. 2009
    ..Our findings that poor folate status may increase depression needs to be further investigated...
  30. pmc Nutritional supplementation in early childhood, schooling, and intellectual functioning in adulthood: a prospective study in Guatemala
    Aryeh D Stein
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:612-8. 2008
    ..To estimate the association of improved nutrition in early life with adult intellectual functioning, controlling for years of schooling...
  31. pmc Randomized trial of the effect of zinc supplementation on the mental health of school-age children in Guatemala
    Ann M DiGirolamo
    Institute for Community Health, Cambridge Health Alliance Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:1241-50. 2010
    ..Rates of mental illness in children are increasing throughout the world. Observational studies of depression, anxiety, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder suggest that zinc is an alternative treatment...
  32. pmc Growth patterns in early childhood and final attained stature: data from five birth cohorts from low- and middle-income countries
    Aryeh D Stein
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Rd NE, 748, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 22:353-9. 2010
    ..Growth failure prior to age 12 mo was most strongly associated with adult stature. These consistencies speak to the importance of interventions to address intrauterine growth failure and growth failure in the first 12 mo of life...
  33. doi request reprint Multiple micronutrient supplementation during early childhood increases child size at 2 y of age only among high compliers
    Usha Ramakrishnan
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program and Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:1125-31. 2009
    ..Micronutrient deficiencies are common, even in middle-income countries...
  34. doi request reprint Effects of micronutrients on growth of children under 5 y of age: meta-analyses of single and multiple nutrient interventions
    Usha Ramakrishnan
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program and Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:191-203. 2009
    ..Micronutrient interventions have received much attention as a cost-effective and promising strategy to improve child health, but their roles in improving child growth remain unclear...
  35. pmc Height for age increased while body mass index for age remained stable between 1968 and 2007 among Guatemalan children
    Aryeh D Stein
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Nutr 139:365-9. 2009
    ..05); for BMI <-1.00, the respective prevalences were 7.9% and 5.2% (P > 0.05). There have been long-term improvements in child growth, as measured by HAZ, without concurrent increases in BMI over successive generations of children...
  36. ncbi request reprint Effect of prenatal multiple micronutrient supplements on maternal weight and skinfold changes: a randomized double-blind clinical trial in Mexico
    Usha Ramakrishnan
    Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, Atlanta, NE, GA 30322, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 26:273-80. 2005
    ..Recent trials of prenatal multivitamin-mineral supplements have yielded mixed findings for outcomes such as birth size, but the benefits of prenatal multivitamin-mineral supplements for maternal outcomes are unknown...
  37. ncbi request reprint Multimicronutrient interventions but not vitamin a or iron interventions alone improve child growth: results of 3 meta-analyses
    Usha Ramakrishnan
    Department of International Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Nutr 134:2592-602. 2004
    ..28 (95% CI: -0.07, 0.63) for weight. Interventions limited to only vitamin A or iron did not improve child growth. Multimicronutrient interventions, on the other hand, improved linear and possibly ponderal growth in children...
  38. ncbi request reprint Early determinants of non-exclusive breastfeeding among Guatemalan infants
    Daniel W Sellen
    Department of Anthropology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Adv Exp Med Biol 554:299-301. 2004
  39. ncbi request reprint Multiple micronutrient supplements during pregnancy do not reduce anemia or improve iron status compared to iron-only supplements in Semirural Mexico
    Usha Ramakrishnan
    Department of International Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Nutr 134:898-903. 2004
    ..Neither supplement was able to meet iron needs as evidenced by dramatic increases in anemia and iron deficiency by the end of pregnancy...
  40. ncbi request reprint Schooling, educational achievement, and cognitive functioning among young Guatemalan adults
    Aryeh D Stein
    Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, N E, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 26:S46-54. 2005
    ..Migrants to Guatemala City have completed more years of school and scored higher on the tests of educational achievement and cognitive functioning than have cohort members who have remained in the study villages...
  41. ncbi request reprint Comparison of linear growth patterns in the first three years of life across two generations in Guatemala
    Aryeh D Stein
    Department of International Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Pediatrics 113:e270-5. 2004
    ..It is not known whether these improvements have an impact on the growth of subsequent generations. Our objective was to estimate the intergenerational effect on offspring length of improved nutrition in the mother's early childhood...
  42. ncbi request reprint Physical activity level, dietary habits, and alcohol and tobacco use among young Guatemalan adults
    Aryeh D Stein
    Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 26:S78-87. 2005
    ..One-third of men reported consuming alcohol and 42% were current smokers. Very few women reported alcohol or tobacco use...
  43. ncbi request reprint Delayed onset of lactation and risk of ending full breast-feeding early in rural Guatemala
    Daniel J Hruschka
    Department of Anthropology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Nutr 133:2592-9. 2003
    ..We conclude that some mothers who experience delayed OL are less likely to continue full breast-feeding in the first 6 mo and that further research should examine the contextual factors that modify this relationship...
  44. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of protein-energy supplementation early in life and of growth in the subsequent generation in Guatemala
    Aryeh D Stein
    Department of International Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 78:162-7. 2003
    ..Nutritional supplementation in early life reduces stunting in chronically undernourished populations. It is unknown whether these improvements can be transmitted to subsequent generations...
  45. ncbi request reprint Multiple micronutrient supplementation during pregnancy does not lead to greater infant birth size than does iron-only supplementation: a randomized controlled trial in a semirural community in Mexico
    Usha Ramakrishnan
    Department of International Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 77:720-5. 2003
    ..Little is known about the benefits of prenatal multivitamin and mineral supplements in reducing low birth weight...
  46. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular disease risk factors are related to adult adiposity but not birth weight in young guatemalan adults
    Aryeh D Stein
    Department of International Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta GA 30322, USA
    J Nutr 132:2208-14. 2002
    ..Overweight in adults is a strong determinant of variance in CVD risk factor prevalence...
  47. ncbi request reprint Panel discussion: regional action priorities
    Reynaldo Martorell
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Nutr 132:871S-4S. 2002
    ..Monitoring and evaluation efforts have proven necessary for improving quality and for advocacy...
  48. ncbi request reprint Intention or experience? Predictors of continued breastfeeding
    Ann DiGirolamo
    Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Health Educ Behav 32:208-26. 2005
    ..This study supports using the intention construct from the theory of reasoned action to predict initiation of behavior but suggests the need to include initial experience when predicting maintenance of behavior...
  49. ncbi request reprint Size at birth, infant, early and later childhood growth and adult body composition: a prospective study in a stunted population
    C Corvalan
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, 540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 36:550-7. 2007
    ..Pre-natal and post-natal growth are associated with adult body composition, but the relative importance of growth in different periods of childhood is still unclear, particularly in stunted populations...
  50. ncbi request reprint Weekly may be as efficacious as daily folic acid supplementation in improving folate status and lowering serum homocysteine concentrations in Guatemalan women
    Phuong Nguyen
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Nutr 138:1491-8. 2008
    ..In conclusion, weekly FA (either high or low dose) plus vitamin B-12 may be as efficacious as daily supplementation in improving serum folate and lowering Hcy concentrations in healthy women of reproductive age...
  51. ncbi request reprint A simple index to measure hygiene behaviours
    Amy L Webb
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:1469-77. 2006
    ..We evaluated the within-household repeatability of hygiene indices created from spot checks and their ability to predict incidence of diarrhoea in young Guatemalan children...
  52. ncbi request reprint Wheat flour fortification is unlikely to benefit the neediest in Guatemala
    Beth Imhoff-Kunsch
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Nutr 137:1017-22. 2007
    ..The poorest, rural, indigenous populations who suffer the highest burden of nutritional deficiencies likely benefit least from wheat flour fortification...
  53. doi request reprint Early life exposure to the 1959-1961 Chinese famine has long-term health consequences
    Cheng Huang
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Nutr 140:1874-8. 2010
    ..In general, postnatal exposure during the first 2-3 y of life reduced height and increased BMI and hypertension, whereas exposure during pregnancy and infancy reduced BMI...
  54. ncbi request reprint Country development and the association between parity and overweight
    S A Kim
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 31:805-12. 2007
    ..However, the literature from developing countries is limited and may not represent current stages of development...
  55. ncbi request reprint Anthropometric predictors of body fat as measured by hydrostatic weighing in Guatemalan adults
    Manuel Ramirez-Zea
    Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama, PO Box 1188, Calzada Roosevelt, Zona 11, Guatemala City, Guatemala 01011
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:795-802. 2006
    ..Most predictive equations currently used to assess percentage body fat (%BF) were derived from persons in industrialized Western societies...
  56. ncbi request reprint Rural-to-urban migration and cardiovascular disease risk factors in young Guatemalan adults
    Benjamin Torun
    Instituto de Nutricion de Centro America Y Panama, Guatemala City, Guatemala
    Int J Epidemiol 31:218-26. 2002
    ..Migration to cities may increase cardiovascular disease risk factors in developing countries. We examined rural and urban individuals who were born in the same villages and shared similar childhood experiences...
  57. ncbi request reprint Benefits of zinc supplementation for child growth
    Reynaldo Martorell
    Am J Clin Nutr 75:957-8. 2002
  58. ncbi request reprint Last menstrual period provides the best estimate of gestation length for women in rural Guatemala
    Lynnette M Neufeld
    Division of Nutritional Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:290-8. 2006
    ..SFH measured during the second trimester may provide a reasonable alternative when LMP is unavailable...
  59. ncbi request reprint Labor force activities and income among young Guatemalan adults
    John Hoddinott
    Food Consumption and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute, 2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 26:S98-109. 2005
    ..For both men and women, agriculture now appears to be very much a secondary activity...
  60. ncbi request reprint Summary and recommendations
    Frederick Trowbridge
    Trowbridge and Associates, Inc, Decatur, GA 30033, USA
    J Nutr 132:875S-9S. 2002
    ..The conference concluded with specific recommendations for action...
  61. pmc Maternal and child undernutrition: consequences for adult health and human capital
    Cesar G Victora
    Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil
    Lancet 371:340-57. 2008
    ..Its prevention will probably bring about important health, educational, and economic benefits. Chronic diseases are especially common in undernourished children who experience rapid weight gain after infancy...
  62. ncbi request reprint Changes in maternal weight from the first to second trimester of pregnancy are associated with fetal growth and infant length at birth
    Lynnette M Neufeld
    National Institute of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
    Am J Clin Nutr 79:646-52. 2004
    ....
  63. pmc The human capital study 2002-04: tracking, data collection, coverage, and attrition
    Ruben Grajeda
    Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama, INCAP, P O Box 1188, Guatemala, Carretera Roosevelt, Zona 11 Guatemala, Central America
    Food Nutr Bull 26:S15-24. 2005
    ..We conclude that data collection was successful and data quality is high, facilitating the successful undertaking of our planned investigation of important study hypotheses...
  64. ncbi request reprint Multiple micronutrient supplementation and dietary energy intake in pregnant women
    María de Lourdes Flores
    Center for Nutrition and Health Research, National Institute of Public Health, Mexico
    Salud Publica Mex 49:190-8. 2007
    ..To compare dietary intake of women supplemented with multiple micronutrients (MM) or iron only during pregnancy...
  65. ncbi request reprint Prevention Conference VII: Obesity, a worldwide epidemic related to heart disease and stroke: Group I: worldwide demographics of obesity
    David A York
    Circulation 110:e463-70. 2004
  66. doi request reprint Effect of a nutrition intervention during early childhood on economic productivity in Guatemalan adults
    John Hoddinott
    International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA
    Lancet 371:411-6. 2008
    ..We investigated the direct effect of a nutrition intervention in early childhood on adult economic productivity...
  67. ncbi request reprint Household expenditures and wealth among young Guatemalan adults
    John A Maluccio
    Food Consumption and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute, 2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 26:S110-9. 2005
    ..Lastly, the study sample is relatively well off compared with their compatriots, with a poverty rate of 35% and an extreme poverty rate of only 3%, against national averages of 56% and 15%, respectively...
  68. ncbi request reprint Strategies to avoid the loss of developmental potential in more than 200 million children in the developing world
    Patrice L Engle
    UNICEF, New York, NY, USA
    Lancet 369:229-42. 2007
    ....
  69. ncbi request reprint Feeding the world in the coming decades requires improvements in investment, technology and institutions
    Lawrence Haddad
    Food Consumption and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, D C 20006, USA
    J Nutr 132:3435S-6S. 2002
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Measurement and standardization protocols for anthropometry used in the construction of a new international growth reference
    Mercedes de Onis
    Department of Nutrition, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Food Nutr Bull 25:S27-36. 2004
    ..Ongoing central and local monitoring identified anthropometrists deviating from standard procedures, and immediate corrective action was taken. The procedures described in this paper are a model for research settings...

Research Grants16

  1. Nutrition Sciences and Health
    Reynaldo Martorell; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..A strong research environment provides many opportunities for research and mentoring of postdoctoral candidates. ..
  2. Early Nutrition, Human Capital and Economic Productivity
    Reynaldo Martorell; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The three participating institutions have a successful history of previous collaboration in complex field studies and other research. ..
  3. GENERATIONAL EFFECTS OF MALNUTRITION
    Reynaldo Martorell; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..They conclude that the results of the proposed analyses will fill key scientific gaps and inform policies and programs aimed at improving the health of future generations in the United States and throughout the world. ..
  4. GENERATIONAL EFFECTS OF MALNUTRITION
    Reynaldo Martorell; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Finally, the investigators have successfully implemented a pilot study in the villages. ..