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Autores: Hernández Ruiz de Eguilaz, María; Martínez de Morentin Aldabe, Blanca Esther; Almirón Roig, Eva; et al.
ISSN 2530-0180  Vol. 65  Nº 2  2018  págs. 114 - 125
Research in obesity has traditionally focused on prevention strategies and treatments aimed at changing lifestyle habits. However, recent research suggests that eating behavior is a habit regulated not only by homeostatic mechanisms, but also by the hedonic pathway that controls appetite and satiety processes. Cognitive, emotional, social, economic, and cultural factors, as welt as organoleptic properties of food, are basic aspects to consider in order to understand eating behavior and its impact on health. This review presents a multisensory integrative view of food at both the homeostatic and non-homeostatic levels. This information will be of scientific interest to determine behavior drivers leading to overeating and, thus, to propose effective measures, at both the individual and population levels, for the prevention of obesity and associated metabolic diseases. (C) 2017 SEEN y SED. Published by Elsevier Espana, S.L.U. All rights reserved.
Autores: Hernández Ruiz de Eguilaz, María; Batlle, MA; Martínez de Morentin Aldabe, Blanca Esther; et al.
ISSN 1137-6627  Vol. 39  Nº 2  2016  págs. 269-289
A high caloric intake in today's nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle are the main causes of the notable increase in obesity in our society. In turn, this results in an increase in associated pathologies, such as metabolic syndrome and diabetes type 2. In the present work we review most recent studies and programs, which are significant due to their sample size and geographical diversity. It clearly shows that changes in alimentation and lifestyles are an effective instrument for combatting or delaying the onset of these diseases. In this sense, prevention is also key to avoiding serious consequences related to diabetes and metabolic syndrome, which can affect the life of the population.
Autores: López Legarrea, Patricia; Chavan, S. D.; de la Iglesia González, Rocío; et al.
ISSN 1137-6627  Vol. 35  Nº 1  2012  págs. 185 - 186
Autores: Hernández Ruiz de Eguilaz, María; Martínez de Morentin Aldabe, Blanca Esther; Pérez Díez, Salomé; et al.
Revista: Anales de la Real Academia Nacional de Farmacia (Ed. Impresa)
ISSN 1697-4271  Vol. 76  Nº 2  2010  págs. 209 - 222
Body composition assessments are important important measurements for the diagnosis and monitoring of obesity. The present study compared the body mass index (IMC) with body fat content estimated by skinfold (PT), bioelectric impedance (BIA) and dual X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) in adult women (n = 91). Although body fat estimations between methods differed, correlation between the various body composition methods was positive and statistically significant (IMC-BIA, DEXA, PT: 0.902, 0.780, 0.722, respectively; BIA-DEXA, PT: 0.794 y 0.674 respectively; DEXA-PT: 0.787, all correlations p < 0.001). In relation to concordance indexes between measurements to classify individuals in normo- or overweight, it was globally low, with the exception of the concordance between body mass index with bioimpedance, which was good, and body mass index with triceps skinfold, which was acceptable. In conclusion, the outcomes obtained in the present study suggest that body fat content estimation can be very different depending on the method employed but the good correlation existing between methods permits to compare body fat content evolution during a dietary intervention, if the analysis is always performed by the same method in the same individual.