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Alejandra Contreras-Manzano
Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología
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#1Claudia NietoH-Index: 2
#2Alejandra JáureguiH-Index: 10
Last.James F. Thrasher (USC: University of South Carolina)H-Index: 31
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Obesity and chronic diseases could be prevented through improved diet. Most governments require at least one type of food labeling system on packaged foods to communicate nutrition information and promote healthy eating. This study evaluated adult consumer understanding and use of nutrition labeling systems in the US and Mexico, the most obese countries in the world. Adults from online consumer panels in the US (Whites n = 2959; Latinos n = 667) and in Mexico (n = 3533) were shown five food labe...
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#1Jorge Vargas-MezaH-Index: 1
#2Alejandra JáureguiH-Index: 10
Last.Simón Barquera-CerveraH-Index: 43
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Background Front-of-package labelling is a cost-effective strategy to help consumers make healthier choices and informed food purchases. The effect of labels is mediated by consumer understanding and acceptability of the label. We compared the acceptability and understanding of labels used in Latin-America among low- and middle-income Mexican adults.
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#1Jorge Vargas-MezaH-Index: 1
#2Alejandra JáureguiH-Index: 10
Last.Simón Barquera-CerveraH-Index: 43
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Front-of-pack labeling is a cost-effective strategy to decrease population consumption of sodium, sugar, saturated fat, total fat, and trans-fatty acids, considered critical nutrients for chronic disease. Our main objective was to explore the subjective understanding of labels that are currently used internationally among low- and middle-income Mexican consumers. We performed two phases of 10 focus groups with adolescents (13–15 y), young adults (21–23 y), mothers of children 3–12 y, fathers of ...
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Last.Mario FloresH-Index: 18
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Based on a nationally representative sample of young Mexican women aged 20 to 49 years (n = 3260), we sought to explore whether cardiovascular risk factors and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) were associated with vitamin D deficiency (VDD, defined as 25-OH-D <50 nmol/L). To this end, we obtained sociodemographic, serum and anthropometric data from the 2012 National Health and Nutrition Survey (ENSANUT 2012). Analyses were developed through logistic regression models adjusted for potential conf...
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#1Alejandra Cantoral (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología)H-Index: 12
#2Alejandra Contreras-Manzano (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología)H-Index: 1
Last.Juan A. Rivera (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología)H-Index: 1
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Fructose intake has been associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The objective of this study was to assess the consumption of dietary fructose according to: 1) classification of hepatic steatosis by two indexes and 2) diagnosis of NAFLD by MRI. We conducted a cross-sectional analysis among 100 young adults from Mexico City. The Hepatic Steatosis Index (HSI) and the Fatty Liver Index (FLI) were estimated using Body Mass Index (BMI), waist circumference, and fasting concentratio...
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Nutrient profiling systems (NPS) are used around the world. In some countries, the food industry participates in the design of these systems. We aimed to compare the ability of various NPS to identify processed and ultra-processed Mexican products containing excessive amounts of critical nutrients. A sample of 2544 foods and beverages available in the Mexican market were classified as compliant and non-compliant according to seven NPS: the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) model, which ser...
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