Elsa Muñoz
National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad
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#1Jorge L. RosadoH-Index: 31
#2Margarita DiazH-Index: 6
Last. Michael HambidgeH-Index: 14
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Background. Corn tortilla is the staple food of Mexico and its fortification with zinc, iron, and other micronutrients is intended to reduce micronutrient deficiencies. However, no studies have been performed to determine the relative amount of zinc absorbed from the fortified product and whether zinc absorption is affected by the simultaneous addition of iron. Objective. To compare zinc absorption from corn tortilla fortified with zinc oxide versus zinc sulfate and to determine the effect of si...
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#1Lindsay H. Allen (UC Davis: University of California, Davis)H-Index: 60
#2Jorge L. RosadoH-Index: 31
Last. Homero MartinezH-Index: 27
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In developing countries incomplete resolution of anemia with iron supplementation is often attributed to poor compliance or inadequate duration of supplementation but it could result from deficiencies of other micronutrients. Our objective was to assess childrens hematologic response to supervised long-term iron supplementation and the relation of this response to other micronutrient deficiencies anthropometry morbidity and usual dietary intake. Rural Mexican children aged 18-36 mo (n = 219) wer...
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#1Elsa Muñoz (NIN: National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad)H-Index: 7
#2Jorge L. RosadoH-Index: 31
Last. Lindsay H. AllenH-Index: 60
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The coexistence of multiple micronutrient deficiencies is a widespread public health problem in many regions of the world. Interactions between zinc deficiency and vitamin A metabolism have been reported but no longitudinal studies have evaluated the effect of iron deficiency on vitamin A. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of supplementation with iron zinc or both on vitamin A and its metabolically related proteins retinol binding protein (RBP) and transthyretin. The stud...
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Protective Effect of Prophylactic Administration of High Dose Vitamin A in the Lung Histopathologic Damage, but not in the Lung Viral Load Associated to Experimental Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV) in BALB/c mice† 826
#1Jorge L. Rosado (NIN: National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad)H-Index: 8
#2P López (NIN: National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad)H-Index: 1
Last. Lindsay H. Allen (NIN: National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad)H-Index: 60
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In rural Mexico and in many developing countries micronutrient deficiencies, growth stunting, and morbidity from infectious diseases are highly prevalent in young children. We assessed the extent to which growth stunting could be reversed and the number of infectious disease episodes reduced by zinc and/or iron supplementation. In a double-blind, randomized community trial 219 Mexican preschoolers were supplemented with either 20 mg Zn as zinc methionine, 20 mg Fe as ferrous sulfate, 20 mg Zn + ...
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#1Jorge L. Rosado (NIN: National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad)H-Index: 8
#2Elsa Muñoz (NIN: National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad)H-Index: 7
Last. Lindsay H. Allen (NIN: National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad)H-Index: 60
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Abstract Using the zinc tolerance test, we compared the absorption of zinc from zinc methionine with that from zinc sulfate or zinc polyascorbate. Nine adults received 25 mg of elemental zinc in the three different supplements, either alone in a water solution or added to a standard meal (SM). All subjects were also studied with water alone and the SM alone, as controls. The SM contained plant foods that are habitually consumed in rural Mexico. When the supplements were given with water the area...
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Abstract A majority of the population in Mexico, as well as in other less-developed countries, consumes diets based on plant foods high in dietary fiber. Information on the content of fiber in such foods is lacking. In the present study we analyzed food consumption data obtained in the most recent health and nutrition surveys carried out in Mexico. Dietary fiber was determined using the AOAC enzymatic–gravimetric method in the 109 most commonly consumed plant foods in Mexico. The content (wet we...
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#1Jorge L. RosadoH-Index: 31
#2Patricia LópezH-Index: 14
Last. Lindsay H. AllenH-Index: 60
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The availabilities of nutrients from a representative rural Mexican diet (RMD) and a representative urban Mexican diet (UMD) were evaluated by balance experiments in sixteen Mexican women. Compared with UMD, the plant-based RMD led to a higher number of defaecations and higher faecal excretion of dry matter, fat, nitrogen and energy. Apparent digestibility of N from RMD was only 67% compared with 90% from UMD. N balance was 0.4 and 2.6 g/d with RMD and UMD respectively (P
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