Diana Diaz Rizzolo

Diana Diaz Rizzolo
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya | UOC · Health Sciences Studies

Medicine PhD; RD; MSc

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Additional affiliations
March 2014 - present
IDIBAPS August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute
Position
  • PhD Student
March 2014 - present
University of Barcelona
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
September 2013 - July 2014
University of Barcelona
Field of study
  • Traslational Medicine
September 2012 - July 2013
University of Barcelona
Field of study
  • Biomedicine
September 2009 - September 2012
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Field of study
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

Publications

Publications (8)
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Background Fish could play a role in preventing type 2 diabetes (T2D) but there has been little specification about the type of fish and the preventive mechanism involved in its health claim. The sardine is a source of omega-3 and taurine that, in isolation or in synergy, would produce T2D-delaying through different molecular mechanism. Hypothesis...
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Chenopodium quinoa Willd, known as quinoa, has been cultivated and consumed by humans for the last 5,000-7,000 years. Quinoa was important to pre-Columbian Andean civilizations, as the Incas considered it a gift from their gods. Quinoa has potential health benefits and exceptional nutritional value: a high concentration of protein (all essential am...
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Background: Prediabetes and old age are both high risk factors for developing Type 2 Diabetes (T2D), while obesity is one of the most important factors triggering the disease. Nutritional interventions are the most effective tool for preventing T2D, as they improve different biochemical and anthropometric outcomes and growth-promoting/inhibiting g...
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Gut microbiota plays an important role in the regulation of the immune system and host’s metabolism. We aimed to characterize the gut microbiota of Tunisian participants with and without diabetes. We enrolled ten participants with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), ten patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and 11 subjects without diabetes. B...
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There are many studies regarding stop the progression to type 2 diabetes (T2D) through dietary control but there is no global recommendation for a specific diet. The strongest evidence is weight control through nutritional education but it does not include elderly people because of the risk of malnutrition that would entail. Therefore, the search f...
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This study aimed to observe if quinoa could produce a benefit on postprandial glycemia that would result in less progression to type 2 diabetes (T2D). A cross-over design pilot clinical study with a nutritional intervention for 8 weeks was performed: 4 weeks on a regular diet (RD) and 4 weeks on a quinoa diet (QD). Nine subjects aged ≥65 years with...
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Prevalence of prediabetes is increasing worldwide. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates over 318 million people are affected, representing the 6.7% of adults. Concretely, in Spain the prevalence is 14.8% according to Di@betes study. Prediabetes always precedes type 2 diabetes (T2D) and is a high-risk state for develop it. According...

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