Cristina Ruano

Cristina Ruano
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria | ULPGC · Department of Clinical Sciences

PhD

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Additional affiliations
January 2015 - present
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Position
  • Professor (Associate) of Pharmacology
September 2009 - July 2015
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Position
  • Researcher
September 2009 - July 2015
Research Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences. University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Position
  • Researcher

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Publications (31)
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RESUMEN Objetivo: Medir la adherencia a la dieta mediterránea de universitarios de dos ciudades de Colombia pertenecientes a la región andina y costa caribe de Colombia, y su relación con los estratos socioeconómicos. Materiales y métodos: Se aplicó el cuestionario KIDMED a un total de 795 estudiantes de universidades privadas de la ciudad de Bogot...
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Few studies have examined the association of a wide range of metabolites with total and subtypes of coffee consumption. The aim of this study was to investigate associations of plasma metabolites with total, caffeinated, and decaffeinated coffee consumption. We also assessed the ability of metabolites to discriminate between coffee consumption cate...
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This book takes a transdisciplinary approach and considers multisectoral actions, integrating health, agriculture, environment, economy, and socio-cultural issues, to comprehensively explore the topic of sustainable diets. Consideration is given to the multi-dimensional nature of diets and food systems, and the book explores the challenging issues...
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Arthrospira (known commercially as Spirulina) is an edible cyanobacterium traditionally used for centuries as human food by various cultures. Its biochemical profile includes many bioactive molecules with enormous potential in human health. The aim of this paper is to systematically review the scientific evidence about the effects of dietary Arthro...
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Background Evidence-based clinical research poses special barriers in the field of nutrition. The present review summarises the main barriers to research in the field of nutrition that are not common to all randomised clinical trials or trials on rare diseases and highlights opportunities for improvements. Methods Systematic academic literature se...
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Data S1. Mediterranean diet in a primary cardiovascular prevention research plan.
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Table S1. Concordance of Estimated Cardiovascular Risk Between Framingham‐REGICOR and SCORE Strategies in the Whole Population Table S2. Concordance of Estimated Cardiovascular Risk Between Framingham‐REGICOR and SCORE Strategies in the Nondiabetic Population Table S3. Main Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Medication Use, and Treatment Goals by Frami...
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Objective: To assess the influence of a Mediterranean dietary pattern (MeDiet) on anthropometric and body composition parameters in one of the centers of the PREDIMED randomized dietary trial. Subjects/settings: 351 Canarian free-living subjects aged 55 to 80 years, with type 2 diabetes or ≥3 cardiovascular risk factors. Intervention: Particip...
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Background Epidemiological evidence suggests a cardioprotective role of α‐linolenic acid (ALA), a plant‐derived ω‐3 fatty acid. It is unclear whether ALA is beneficial in a background of high marine ω‐3 fatty acids (long‐chain n‐3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) intake. In persons at high cardiovascular risk from Spain, a country in which fish consump...
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Introduction: The university pariod is marked by changes in food consumption patterns. Hydration habits affect students’ physical and cognitive performance. Objective: analyze beverage consumption, calculate the total water intake and compare it with the recommendations of the EFSA and analyze its relationship with the adherence to the Mediterranea...
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The increase of non-communicable diseases at all ages has fostered the general concern for sustaining population health worldwide. Unhealthy lifestyles and dietary habits impacting physical and psycho-social health are well known risk factors for developing life threatening diseases. Identifying the determinants of quality of life is an important t...
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The reliability of the information collected in dietary assessment can be affected by different factors. One of the main sources of error in dietary assessment is misreporting which encompass under- and overreporting. Underreporting of food intake is one of the major problems in the assessment of habitual dietary intake. Physical and psychosocial c...
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The aim of the present study was to assess the association between the dietary total antioxidant capacity, the dietary intake of different antioxidants and mortality in a Mediterranean population at high cardiovascular disease risk. A total of 7,447 subjects from the PREDIMED study (multicenter, parallel group, randomized controlled clinical trial)...
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From a public health perspective, the aging process affecting developed countries has made determinants increasing individuals' quality of life and population health status a priority in research. Health status measurement is related to welfare self-perception in the frame of a social and cultural context. Traditionally used as an outcome for sever...
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Abstract A systematic review and meta-analysis of available randomised controlled trials (RCTs) was conducted to evaluate the effect of zinc (Zn) intake on growth in infants. Out of 5500 studies identified through electronic searches and reference lists, 19 RCTs were selected after applying the exclusion/inclusion criteria. The influence of Zn inta...
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Objective. To compare the one year effect of two dietary interventions with MeDiet on GL and GI in the PREDIMED trial. Methods. Participants were older subjects at high risk for cardiovascular disease. This analysis included 2866 nondiabetic subjects. Diet was assessed with a validated 137-item food frequency questionnaire (FFQ). The GI of each FFQ...
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Introduction: Fluid intake is difficult to monitor. Biomarkers of beverage intake are able to assess dietary intake/hydration status without the bias of self-reported dietary intake errors and also the intra-individual variability. Various markers have been proposed to assess hydration, however, to date; there is a lack of universally accepted bio...
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The analysis of dietary patterns has become a valuable tool to examine diet-disease relationships but little is known about their effects on quality of life. Our aim was to ascertain the association between major dietary patterns and mental and physical quality of life after 4 years of follow-up. This analysis included 11,128 participants from the...
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Few studies have related nutritional factors with quality of life in healthy populations. The purpose of the study was to assess whether dietary fat intake is associated to mental and physical quality of life. This analysis included 8,430 participants from the SUN (Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra) Project. The intake of saturated fatty acids (SF...
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Mediterranean diet has been related with reduced morbidity and better well-being. The aim of this study was to assess whether the adherence to the Mediterranean diet were associated with mental and physical health related to quality of life. This analysis included 11 015 participants with 4 years of follow-up in the SUN Project (a multipurpose coho...
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Introduction The analysis of dietary patterns has become a valuable tool to examine diet-disease relations. However, little is known about the effects of dietary patterns on quality of life. Objectives To ascertain the major dietary patterns in the SUN cohort and the association of the adherence to these dietary patterns with physical and mental h...
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Leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) has been associated with better mental and physical health particularly in cross-sectional studies. Purpose To longitudinally assess the association between LTPA, changes in LTPA and health-related quality of life (HRQL). Cross-sectional and prospective analysis of the Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra Project...

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