Arely Vergara

Arely Vergara
Universidad La Salle México · Vicerrectoría de Investigación. Facultad de Ciencias Químicas

PhD

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January 2012 - present
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
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  • Profesora
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  • Professor of Nutritional Epidemiology
January 2007 - present
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Position
  • Profesora

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Publications (66)
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En atención a la problemática actual, dada por la pandemia de Covid-19, la demanda de información que sugiera propuestas terapéuticas ha resultado apremiante. El consumo y suplementación de ácidos grasos poliinsaturados omega-3 (AGPO-3), especialmente el ácido eicosapentaenoico (EPA) y el ácido docosahexaenoico (DHA), se ha sugerido como una altern...
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El proyecto contribuye a impulsar, promover y fortalecer una cultura de la prevención, el cuidado y autocuidado de la población escolar para enfrentar la emergencia sanitaria por el SARS-CoV-2 y planear el sano retorno a los centros de formación. Destaca el papel de la gestión educativa, el trabajo colaborativo y multidisciplinar en colaboración co...
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La enfermedad del coronavirus 2019, abreviada COVID-19, es un padecimiento que afecta princi-palmente al sistema respiratorio, pero que puede tener efectos sobre otros sistemas del orga-nismo. En el 80 a 85% de los casos la enfermedad cursa asintomática o con sintomatología leve a moderada, pero en algunos pacientes la enfermedad puede evolucionar...
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Las medidas establecidas para el control de COVID-19 ha modificado los estilos de vida de la población incidiendo sobre factores de riesgo, tales como; el desfase de los horarios de sueño y su calidad, selección y la cantidad de alimentos consumidos; sedentarismo y poca actividad física; un mayor tiempo destinado al uso de la tecnología; así como i...
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La industria petroquímica en México representa un papel fundamental dentro del sector energético y económico del país. Asimismo, la contaminación del suelo como resultado de la presencia del petróleo y sus derivados afecta la calidad del mismo y de manera directa e indirecta resulta en un potencial factor de riesgo para el ambiente y la salud human...
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Actions taken to control the propagation of COVID-19 forced most activities to switch into an online environment. Education was no exception. In most of the cases the transition turned out well, and online education proved to be a good alternative to the traditional model. However, in the case of practical courses, the situation is quite different...
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The metabolic syndrome (MetS) includes numerous interrelated clinical, anthropometric, biochemical, and metabolic components and has become a public health problem due to its impact on morbimortality. Inflammation is a central mechanism underlying the etiology and clinical manifestations of MetS, contributing to its related pathological outcomes. D...
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Background Ovarian cancer (OC) is considered the most lethal gynecological cancer, of which more than 65% cases are diagnosed in advanced stages, requiring platinum-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT). Methods A prospective-longitudinal study was conducted among women with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (AEOC), III and IV stages, and treated...
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COVID-19 pandemic has changed the normal course of activities around the World. The measures implemented to slow down the spread of the disease and its impact on the health system have also suggested a change in population dynamics. In the educational aspect, the paradigm of the traditional education had to change completely to a remote environment...
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The frequency of central nervous system infections due to herpesvirus have been studied in various populations; however, studies in Mexican mestizo patients are scant. This paper documents the frequency of herpesvirus encephalitis in Mexican mestizo patients from the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery (NINN) of Mexico. To study the fr...
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El trabajo tiene como objetivo analizar estudios relacionados con algunas comorbilidades como la obesidad y las enfermedades crónico-degenerativas (ECD) y las complicaciones por COVID-19. Se realizó una búsqueda en Pubmed de enero a mayo del 2020 empleando como palabras clave obesidad, hipertensión, diabetes, enfermedad crónico-degenerativa, COVID-...
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Background Ovarian cancer (OC) is considered the most lethal gynecological cancer, of which more than 65% cases are diagnosed in advanced stages, requiring platinum-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT). Methods A prospective-longitudinal study was conducted among women with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (AEOC), III and IV stages, and treated...
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SARS-CoV-2 infects host cells by interacting its spike protein with surface angioten-sin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptors, expressed in lung and other cell types. Although several risk factors could explain why some countries have lower incidence and fatality rates than others, environmental factors such as diet should be considered. It has bee...
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This manuscript addresses from a documentary and multidisciplinary approach issues related to health, design and communication fields, highlighting the role of graphic message design and mass media in the formation of beliefs and opinions as part of the communication process to promote health care self-management in the context of the SARS-Cov-2 pa...
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Introducción. Los costos del tratamiento de la diabetes mellitus (DM), representan un problema en México, un país con desigualdad social y sistemas de salud precarios. Este ensayo describe los gastos en la prevención y control de la DM y su impacto socio-económico basados en el derecho a la salud. Se analiza la proyección al 2022 de costos directos...
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La pandemia por COVID-19 ha sugerido un cambio en las tendencias y los hábitos alimentarios que probablemente continúen después de las medidas que se han tomado para el control de su propagación, dentro de los cuales destaca la seguridad alimentaria y el riesgo que los alimentos pueden representar desde su falta de abasto, disponibilidad, acceso, a...
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La obesidad es un problema de salud pública, que afecta recientemente a la población de menor edad, impactando en la salud y desarrollo psico-social del infante, por lo que la educación temprana orientada a fomentar los hábitos saludables representa un eje central en su prevención y control. El presente trabajo es un ejercicio de análisis y reflexi...
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Resumen-Hoy en día, existe una preocupación por la adopción de un estilo de vida que promueva un buen estado de salud. Para ello, la búsqueda y consulta de la información disponible relacionada a las tendencias de alimentación y bienestar en diversos medios de comunicación, la cual, no siempre es fehaciente. En este sentido, para generar estrategia...
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El agua constituye el componente más abundante del cuerpo y es indispensable para realizar funciones vitales. La cantidad requerida para mantener un equilibrio es variable, y está dado por la compensación por pérdidas involuntarias (respiración, orina, heces, sudoración) y factores externos (ambiente, ejercicio, hábitos). Existen diferentes opcione...
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Sleep disturbances are common in the third trimester of pregnancy and generate changes in the secretion of melatonin in pregnant women who sleep less than eight hours or have sleep disturbances, which promote various physiological changes in the mother that in turn result in low birth weight (LBW) in the fetus. LBW is associated with a phenomenon k...
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Background: Thyroid dysfunction has been associated with the development of obesity. There are few studies describing their status in Mexican schoolchildren, in whom obesity and subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) prevail. Methods: Levels of stimulating thyroid hormone (TSH) and thyroid hormones (TH) were correlated with anthropometric variables as...
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Low drinking water intake in Mexico is considered a public health problem due to its linkage with some other negative factors related to lifestyle and eating behavior. Choosing beverages is the result of the interaction between physiological mechanisms, common knowledge and social context; including social interaction, availability, convenience, ma...
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Resumen Actualmente los patrones alimentarios han migrado de la comida tradicional a alimentos procesados y productos ultraprocesados (PUP). El objetivo fue explorar cualitativamente la percepción de alimentos procesados y PUP en estudiantes de posgrado de la Ciudad de México. Se realizó un estudio transversal en el cual se efectuaron entrevistas a...
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Background Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is one of the most common causes of acute liver diseases in humans worldwide. In developing countries, HEV is commonly associated with waterborne outbreaks. Conversely, in industrialized countries, HEV infection is often associated with travel to endemic regions or ingestion of contaminated animal produc...
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Background: Oftentimes, medications are stored at households, when they are part of an on-going chronic/acute treatment, as “leftovers” of previous treatment or anticipating future use, which can promote an uncontrolled and inappropriate storage and therefore a potential health risk. The aim of this study was to assess the home storage of medicines...
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ntroduction: Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) is a fruit containing diverse xanthones which have shown cytotoxic effect over different cancer cell lines. It has been used mainly in health-care as antioxidant, although its safety has not been completely proven. In vivo rodent micronucleus assay has been widely used to evaluate genotoxicity, it also...
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Objective: To examine the relationship between fatty acid consumption and blood pressure in high school adolescents. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 247 adolescents (low income families) attending public schools in Mexico City. Blood pressure was measured according to the National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working Grou...
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Pharmacovigilance of Capecitabine: Hepatic Function Alterations in Mexican Women with Breast Cancer
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Citation: Vergara A, Chaires C, Moreno LI, Pérez-Lizaur AB (2014) Changes on Determinants of Feeding Behavior after a Summer Workshop "Jugando a Ganar Salud" in Mexican Children from Low Socioeconomic Status. J Obes Weight Loss Ther 4: 217. doi:10.4172/2165-7904.1000217 Copyright: © 2014 Vergara A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed...
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Background: Feeding habits; selection of foods, culinary preparations and amounts of food eaten and this mode of feeding is influenced significantly by family, friends, school and media in children. Despite several studies have shown benefits of alimentary orientation there is little evidence that dietary habits persist after an nutrition education...
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Las principales bebidas consumidas por los mexicanos son los refrescos, aguas frescas, jugos, leche entera, café y té con azúcar agregada, atole, bebidas alcohólicas y bebidas energizantes. Las bebidas con edulcorantes no calóricos pueden ser útiles en el control de enfermedades crónicas, su ingesta diaria aceptable (IDA) es para acesulfame K 40mg/...
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Asthma has been defined as a disease of chronic airway inflammation in which many cells and cellular products participate with variable degrees of airflow obstruction and hyperresponsiveness that lead to recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. Prominent among these cellular elements are two cell types referred...
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Tuberculosis is an important public health problem in Mexico. However, limited information about the genetic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains circulating in the country is available. In this work, 109 multidrug-resistant (MDR) Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates collected in 23 different states of Mexico in 2003 were retrospectively...
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The establishment of Taenia solium adult parasite in the human intestine causes taeniosis. Importantly, the immunological mechanisms occurring at the interface between the parasite and its host are not fully known. The development of experimental animal models has facilitated the understanding of the host-parasite relationship. In this study we sta...
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Here, we analyze the viral divergence among hepatitis C virus (HCV) chronic cases infected with genotype 1. The intrahost viral evolution was assessed by deep sequencing using the 454 Genome Sequencer platform. The results showed a rapid nucleotide sequence divergence. This notorious short-term viral evolution is of the utmost importance for the st...
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The epidemiological patterns of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection, which are strongly associated with climate, are characterized by more frequent infections occurring among children in temperate regions than in the tropics. In temperate regions, varicella exhibits a seasonal cyclic behavior in which the number of cases increases significantly...
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The excessive gestational weight gain predisposes to overweight and obesity postpartum, this becomes a worldwide public health problem. To analyze gestational weight pattern and body fat in adolescents and adult women, to identify the group that would have major weight and body fat gain. A prospective cohort study done in 64 adolescent < or = 18 ye...
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The objective of this study was to identify associations in the prevalence of overweight, obesity and high blood pressure between children and their parents, as well as their eating and physical patterns. In this cross-sectional study, we obtained data on 83 pairs of school-aged children and one of their parents relating to dietary habits and vario...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of an intervention program on the patterns of physical activity in 8- to 10-year-old Mexican children from lower socioeconomic status. This study performed a randomized controlled field trial in 498 children aged 8-10 years from 10 public schools of low socioeconomic status in Mexico City. Schools we...
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Elevated blood pressure at a young age is a predictor of blood pressure elevation later in life and has been associated with being overweight. However, it seems that there are other factors related to hypertension in childhood. To determine the anthropometric, physical activity, and dietary factors associated with both systolic and diastolic hypert...
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Background: Cardiovascular heart disease remains the leading cause of death around the world and early prevention is mandated. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in school-aged children. Methods: A randomized control field trial including 498 chi...

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