Cristina Palacios

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Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy: Updated meta-analysis on maternal outcomes
    Cristina Palacios
    Nutrition Program, Department of Human Development, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico Electronic address
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol . 2016
  2. pmc Dietary Patterns in Puerto Rican and Mexican-American Breast Cancer Survivors: A Pilot Study
    Cristina Palacios
    Nutrition Program, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, 00935, Puerto Rico
    J Immigr Minor Health . 2016
  3. pmc Is vitamin D deficiency a major global public health problem?
    Cristina Palacios
    Nutrition Program, School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan 00935, Puerto Rico Electronic address
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 144:138-45. 2014
  4. pmc Dietary calcium requirements do not differ between Mexican-American boys and girls
    Cristina Palacios
    Nutrition Program, School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico Departments of
    J Nutr 144:1167-73. 2014
  5. pmc Magnesium retention from metabolic-balance studies in female adolescents: impact of race, dietary salt, and calcium
    Cristina Palacios
    Nutrition Program, School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Am J Clin Nutr 97:1014-9. 2013
  6. pmc Determinants of vitamin D status among overweight and obese Puerto Rican adults
    Cristina Palacios
    Nutrition Program, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
    Ann Nutr Metab 60:35-43. 2012
  7. pmc No effects of low and high consumption of dairy products and calcium supplements on body composition and serum lipids in Puerto Rican obese adults
    Cristina Palacios
    Nutrition Program, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Nutrition 27:520-5. 2011
  8. pmc Racial differences in potassium homeostasis in response to differences in dietary sodium in girls
    Cristina Palacios
    Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:597-603. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Nutrition and health: guidelines for dental practitioners
    C Palacios
    Nutrition Program, School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
    Oral Dis 15:369-81. 2009
  10. pmc Association between adiposity indices and cardiometabolic risk factors among adults living in Puerto Rico
    Cristina Palacios
    Nutrition Program, Department of Human Development, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, PO Box 365067, San Juan, PR
    Public Health Nutr 14:1714-23. 2011

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Publications26

  1. doi request reprint Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy: Updated meta-analysis on maternal outcomes
    Cristina Palacios
    Nutrition Program, Department of Human Development, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico Electronic address
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol . 2016
    ..Vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent during pregnancy. It has been suggested that vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy may reduce the risk of adverse gestational outcomes...
  2. pmc Dietary Patterns in Puerto Rican and Mexican-American Breast Cancer Survivors: A Pilot Study
    Cristina Palacios
    Nutrition Program, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, 00935, Puerto Rico
    J Immigr Minor Health . 2016
    ..Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among Hispanic women. Certain dietary factors have been associated with the risk of breast cancer recurrence, but data in Hispanic survivors is scarce...
  3. pmc Is vitamin D deficiency a major global public health problem?
    Cristina Palacios
    Nutrition Program, School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan 00935, Puerto Rico Electronic address
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 144:138-45. 2014
    ..In conclusion, vitamin D deficiency is a global public health problem in all age groups, particularly in those from the Middle East. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled '16th Vitamin D Workshop'. ..
  4. pmc Dietary calcium requirements do not differ between Mexican-American boys and girls
    Cristina Palacios
    Nutrition Program, School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico Departments of
    J Nutr 144:1167-73. 2014
    ..In adolescence, calcium retention in both Mexican-American boys and girls was higher than determined previously in adolescent nonHispanic white girls. This trial was registered at clinicaltrials.gov as NCT01277185. ..
  5. pmc Magnesium retention from metabolic-balance studies in female adolescents: impact of race, dietary salt, and calcium
    Cristina Palacios
    Nutrition Program, School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Am J Clin Nutr 97:1014-9. 2013
    ..Racial differences likely exist in other bone minerals also, such as magnesium, in response to salt loading during growth...
  6. pmc Determinants of vitamin D status among overweight and obese Puerto Rican adults
    Cristina Palacios
    Nutrition Program, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
    Ann Nutr Metab 60:35-43. 2012
    ..We aimed to measure vitamin D status in a sample of overweight/obese adults in Puerto Rico, an area with plenty of sun exposure, and relate it to vitamin D intake, sun exposure and body composition...
  7. pmc No effects of low and high consumption of dairy products and calcium supplements on body composition and serum lipids in Puerto Rican obese adults
    Cristina Palacios
    Nutrition Program, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Nutrition 27:520-5. 2011
    ..The present study was conducted to determine if dairy or calcium supplementation alters body composition or serum lipids in Puerto Rican obese adults without dietary energy restriction or exercise...
  8. pmc Racial differences in potassium homeostasis in response to differences in dietary sodium in girls
    Cristina Palacios
    Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:597-603. 2010
    ..Racial differences in the renal disposition of potassium may be related to mechanisms for the greater susceptibility to hypertension in blacks than in whites...
  9. doi request reprint Nutrition and health: guidelines for dental practitioners
    C Palacios
    Nutrition Program, School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
    Oral Dis 15:369-81. 2009
    ..Based on the evidence, nutritional guidelines are provided, as well as key recommendations for preventing obesity. Dentists can play a critical role in motivating and enabling healthy food choices...
  10. pmc Association between adiposity indices and cardiometabolic risk factors among adults living in Puerto Rico
    Cristina Palacios
    Nutrition Program, Department of Human Development, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, PO Box 365067, San Juan, PR
    Public Health Nutr 14:1714-23. 2011
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  11. ncbi request reprint Caffeinated-beverage consumption and its association with socio-demographic characteristics and self-perceived academic stress in first and second year students at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus (UPR-MSC)
    Josué L Ríos
    Nutrition Program, Department of Human Development, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 32:95-100. 2013
    ..To determine the association between caffeinated-beverage consumption, self-perceived academic load, and self-perceived stress levels in first and second year students at UPR-MSC...
  12. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption and smoking and their associations with socio-demographic characteristics, dietary patterns, and perceived academic stress in Puerto Rican college students
    Anaisa M González
    Nutrition Program, Department of Human Development, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 32:82-8. 2013
    ..We examined the associations between self-perceived academic stress, alcohol consumption, smoking, and dietary patterns in graduate students...
  13. ncbi request reprint Non-medical use of prescription drugs and its association with socio-demographic characteristics, dietary pattern, and perceived academic load and stress in college students in Puerto Rico
    Jesmari Betancourt
    Nutrition Program, Department of Human Development, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 32:89-94. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the associations between self-perceived academic load and stress, NMUPD (stimulants, depressants, and sleeping medication), and dietary pattern in college students in PR...
  14. ncbi request reprint Impact of calcium intake on body mass index in Venezuelan adolescents
    Cristina Palacios
    School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 26:199-204. 2007
    ..A high calcium intake, not only helps to maintain a healthy body weight, but also is essential for acquiring peak bone mass in this crucial stage of life...
  15. pmc Validation and reproducibility of a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire for use in Puerto Rican children
    Alan M Preston
    Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 30:58-64. 2011
    ..Herein, we assess the reproducibility and validity of an interviewer-administered food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) in Puerto Rican children at two educational levels--elementary (ES) and high school (HS)...
  16. pmc Vitamin D Status Is Associated with Metabolic Syndrome in a Clinic-Based Sample of Hispanic Adults
    Giselle M Diaz
    1 Nutrition Program, Department of Human Development, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Metab Syndr Relat Disord 14:259-64. 2016
    ..The objective of this analysis was to assess such association in a clinic-based sample of Hispanic adults...
  17. pmc Neck Circumference May Be a Better Alternative to Standard Anthropometric Measures
    Kaumudi Joshipura
    Center for Clinical Research and Health Promotion, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, PR 00936 5067, USA Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Diabetes Res 2016:6058916. 2016
    ..Neck circumference showed similar or better associations with metabolic factors and is more practicable than waist circumference. Hence, neck circumference may be a better alternative to waist circumference...
  18. pmc Validation and reproducibility of a semi-quantitative FFQ as a measure of dietary intake in adults from Puerto Rico
    Cristina Palacios
    1Nutrition Program, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR 00935
    Public Health Nutr 18:2550-8. 2015
    ..We aimed to assess the relative validity and reproducibility of a semi-quantitative FFQ in Puerto Rican adults...
  19. pmc Vitamin D status is inversely associated with obesity in a clinic-based sample in Puerto Rico
    Lilliana Gonzalez
    Department of Human Development, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Nutr Res 35:287-93. 2015
    ..9%) and overweight individuals (30.3%) (P < .05). In conclusion, in this clinic-based sample of Puerto Rican adults, those with higher BMI, waist circumference, and waist-to-height ratio had a significantly lower vitamin D status. ..
  20. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and its associations with sociodemographic characteristics, dietary patterns, and perceived academic stress in students attending college in Puerto Rico
    Sonia Y Cruz
    Nutrition Program, Department of Human Development, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 32:44-50. 2013
    ..The academic environment usually generates stress in students. Increasing physical activity (PA) is one of the stress-coping strategies for students; however, students usually reduce their PA while enrolled in college...
  21. pmc Association between dietary patterns and body composition in a group or Puerto Rican obese adults: a pilot study
    Sandra M Soltero
    Nutrition Program, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 30:22-7. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to relate dietary patterns with body composition in obese subjects...
  22. ncbi request reprint Micronutrient Intake among Children in Puerto Rico: Dietary and Multivitamin-Multimineral Supplement Sources
    Andrea Lopez-Cepero
    1 Nutrition Program, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
    Int J Vitam Nutr Res . 2016
    ..Micronutrients are critical for healthy growth and development of children. Micro-nutrient intake from dietary sources is inadequate among some children and may be improved by use of multivitamin and multimineral (MVMM) supplements...
  23. pmc Breastfeeding practices, timing of introduction of complementary beverages and foods and weight status in infants and toddlers participants of a WIC clinic in Puerto Rico
    Olga E Sinigaglia
    Nutrition Program, Department of Human Development, Graduate School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR 00936 5067 USA
    Springerplus 5:1437. 2016
    ..The objective was to assess breastfeeding practices and timing of introduction of beverages and solid foods in a sample of Hispanic infants and their association with weight status...
  24. pmc Lifestyle modification intervention for overweight and obese Hispanic pregnant women: development, implementation, lessons learned and future applications
    Roxana Torres
    Center for Clinical Research and Health Promotion, School of Dental Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Contemp Clin Trials Commun 3:111-116. 2016
    ..To describe the development, implementation and lessons learned of lifestyle intervention to promote appropriate gestational weight gain among Hispanic pregnant women...
  25. pmc Sleep Duration, Sedentary Behaviors, and Physical Activity across Weight Status in Hispanic Toddlers' Participants of the WIC Program
    Jose Molina
    Nutrition Program, School of Public Health, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico
    J Child Obes 1:. 2016
    ..To describe physical activity, sedentary behaviors and sleep duration in toddlers' participants of the WIC program in Puerto Rico and assess its association with excessive weight...
  26. pmc Association between vitamin D levels and blood pressure in a group of Puerto Ricans
    Yajaira Caro
    Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Program, School of Health Professions, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 31:123-9. 2012
    ..Therefore, we determined the association between serum 25(OH)D levels and BP in a convenience sample in Puerto Rico...