Cristina Lara-Castro

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Visceral adipose tissue in women: longitudinal study of the effects of fat gain, time, and race
    Cristina Lara-Castro
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, Clinical Nutrition Research Unit, Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1675 Webb Nutrition Sciences Building, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Obes Res 10:868-74. 2002
  2. pmc Adiponectin multimers and metabolic syndrome traits: relative adiponectin resistance in African Americans
    Cristina Lara-Castro
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2616-23. 2008
  3. pmc Effects of short-term very low-calorie diet on intramyocellular lipid and insulin sensitivity in nondiabetic and type 2 diabetic subjects
    Cristina Lara-Castro
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Metabolism 57:1-8. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Adiponectin multimeric complexes and the metabolic syndrome trait cluster
    Cristina Lara-Castro
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, 1675 Webb Nutrition Sciences Bldg, Room 244, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Diabetes 55:249-59. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Apolipoprotein A-II polymorphism and visceral adiposity in African-American and white women
    Cristina Lara-Castro
    Division of Physiology and Metabolism, Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Obes Res 13:507-12. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Association of the intestinal fatty acid-binding protein Ala54Thr polymorphism and abdominal adipose tissue in African-American and Caucasian women
    Cristina Lara-Castro
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:1196-201. 2005
  7. pmc Fat distribution, aerobic fitness, blood lipids, and insulin sensitivity in African-American and European-American women
    Gary R Hunter
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:274-81. 2010
  8. pmc Intramyocellular lipid and insulin resistance: differential relationships in European and African Americans
    Katherine H Ingram
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:1469-75. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Polymorphism in the transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) gene is associated with reduced insulin secretion in nondiabetic women
    Julian Munoz
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, 1675 Webb Nutrition Sciences Building, Room 241, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Diabetes 55:3630-4. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Adiponectin and the metabolic syndrome: mechanisms mediating risk for metabolic and cardiovascular disease
    Cristina Lara-Castro
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Curr Opin Lipidol 18:263-70. 2007

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. ncbi request reprint Visceral adipose tissue in women: longitudinal study of the effects of fat gain, time, and race
    Cristina Lara-Castro
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, Clinical Nutrition Research Unit, Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1675 Webb Nutrition Sciences Building, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Obes Res 10:868-74. 2002
    ..To determine the effects of fat gain, time, and race on the accumulation of visceral adipose tissue (VAT) in a group of normal-weight premenopausal women...
  2. pmc Adiponectin multimers and metabolic syndrome traits: relative adiponectin resistance in African Americans
    Cristina Lara-Castro
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2616-23. 2008
    ..Thus, HMW adiponectin may exert less bioactivity in explaining the metabolic syndrome trait cluster in populations of predominant African genetic background...
  3. pmc Effects of short-term very low-calorie diet on intramyocellular lipid and insulin sensitivity in nondiabetic and type 2 diabetic subjects
    Cristina Lara-Castro
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Metabolism 57:1-8. 2008
    ..These observations are consistent with the idea that insulin resistance is more directly related to IMCL rather than to body fat per se...
  4. ncbi request reprint Adiponectin multimeric complexes and the metabolic syndrome trait cluster
    Cristina Lara-Castro
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, 1675 Webb Nutrition Sciences Bldg, Room 244, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Diabetes 55:249-59. 2006
    ..Finally, HMW adiponectin is an important factor in explaining the metabolic syndrome...
  5. ncbi request reprint Apolipoprotein A-II polymorphism and visceral adiposity in African-American and white women
    Cristina Lara-Castro
    Division of Physiology and Metabolism, Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Obes Res 13:507-12. 2005
    ..These results indicate a significant association between the T265C APOA-II polymorphism and levels of VAT in premenopausal women. This association is present in white but not African-American women...
  6. ncbi request reprint Association of the intestinal fatty acid-binding protein Ala54Thr polymorphism and abdominal adipose tissue in African-American and Caucasian women
    Cristina Lara-Castro
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:1196-201. 2005
    ..We conclude that women carriers of the FABP2 Thr allele have lower TAT and SAAT than noncarriers of the mutation. This association is present in Caucasian, but not in African-American, women...
  7. pmc Fat distribution, aerobic fitness, blood lipids, and insulin sensitivity in African-American and European-American women
    Gary R Hunter
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:274-81. 2010
    ..17 to -0.21). Maintenance of favorable fat distribution and aerobic fitness may be important strategies for healthy aging, at least in premenopausal EA and AA women...
  8. pmc Intramyocellular lipid and insulin resistance: differential relationships in European and African Americans
    Katherine H Ingram
    Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:1469-75. 2011
    ..These results highlight ethnic differences in the determinants of insulin sensitivity and in the pathogenesis of the metabolic syndrome trait cluster...
  9. ncbi request reprint Polymorphism in the transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) gene is associated with reduced insulin secretion in nondiabetic women
    Julian Munoz
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, 1675 Webb Nutrition Sciences Building, Room 241, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Diabetes 55:3630-4. 2006
    ..Our data suggest that the TCF7L2 gene is an important factor regulating insulin secretion, which could explain its association with type 2 diabetes...
  10. ncbi request reprint Adiponectin and the metabolic syndrome: mechanisms mediating risk for metabolic and cardiovascular disease
    Cristina Lara-Castro
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Curr Opin Lipidol 18:263-70. 2007
    ..This review summarizes recent studies highlighting cellular effects of adiponectin and its role in human lipid metabolism and atherosclerosis...
  11. pmc Skeletal muscle lipid peroxidation and insulin resistance in humans
    Katherine H Ingram
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 3360, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:E1182-6. 2012
    ..The relationships among skeletal muscle lipid peroxidation, intramyocellular lipid content (IMCL), and insulin sensitivity were evaluated in nine insulin-sensitive (IS), 13 insulin-resistant (IR), and 10 adults with type 2 diabetes (T2DM)...
  12. pmc Intracellular lipid accumulation in liver and muscle and the insulin resistance syndrome
    Cristina Lara-Castro
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1675 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am 37:841-56. 2008
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  13. ncbi request reprint Diet, insulin resistance, and obesity: zoning in on data for Atkins dieters living in South Beach
    Cristina Lara-Castro
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, Webb 232, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1675 University Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 3360, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 89:4197-205. 2004
    ..Long-term studies to determine the efficacy and safety of both popular and experimental diets are warranted...
  14. pmc Genes and biochemical pathways in human skeletal muscle affecting resting energy expenditure and fuel partitioning
    Xuxia Wu
    Dept of Nutrition Sciences, The Univ of Alabama at Birmingham, 1675 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    J Appl Physiol 110:746-55. 2011
    ..Individual variations in whole body REE and RQ are regulated by differential expressions of specific genes and pathways intrinsic to skeletal muscle...