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Karina Knight Sepulveda

Karina Knight Sepulveda
California Nutrition Group, LLC

MBA, MS, RD.

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6 Research Items
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Introduction
MBA from University of Pittsburgh. Master in Dietetics from Florida International University. Bachelor in Public Health and Nutrition of University of Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Clinical dietitian: adults at California Nutrition Group, peds at Sacramento Pediatric GI. Latest research: 1.Etiologic contributions of genetic and environmental factors in IBD development in immigrant Hispanics. 2. Manipulation of fat composition in the diet to modify clinical symptoms for patients with mild-moderate UC.
Additional affiliations
October 2014 - June 2016
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Position
  • Clinical Dietitian
Description
  • http://medicine.med.miami.edu/research/gastroenterology/abreu-lab/abreus-lab
July 2010 - April 2013
University of Pittsburgh
Position
  • Researcher
May 2006 - July 2007
Baylor College of Medicine
Position
  • Pediatric Nutrition Research Intern

Publications

Publications (18)
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Background & Aims A high-fat diet has been associated with increased risk of ulcerative colitis (UC). We studied the effects of a low-fat, high-fiber diet (LFD) vs an improved standard American diet (iSAD, included higher quantities of fruits, vegetables, and fiber than a typical SAD). We collected data on quality of life, markers of inflammation,...
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A diet high in animal meat and fat has been linked to an increased risk for ulcerative colitis (UC) and high meat intake increases the likelihood of UC flares. Despite these correlations, there has never been a controlled, prospective study to investigate the contribution of dietary fat to inflammation and the quality of life in patients with UC. I...
Conference Paper
BACKGROUND: There is a rising incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in immigrants who migrate to areas of high IBD prevalence. Studies on immigrants developing IBD after immigration offer the unique opportunity to examine environmental exposures. Dietary studies suggest an important role of dietary fats in the pathogenesis of IBD. Our aims...
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Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are increasingly becoming interested in nonpharmacologic approaches to managing their disease. One of the most frequently asked questions of IBD patients is what they should eat. The role of diet has become very important in the prevention and treatment of IBD. Although there is a general lack of rigor...
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Purpose: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes. Decreases in circulating adiponectin and ghrelin have been associated with MetS. Our primary aim was to evaluate the relationship of MetS with adiponectin and ghrelin for Cuban Americans with and without type 2 diabetes. Method...
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This study assessed how 8- to 13-year-old children categorized and labeled grain foods and how these categories and labels were influenced by child characteristics. The main hypotheses were that children categorized foods in consistent ways and these food categories differed from the professional food categories. A set of 71 cards with pictures and...
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This exploratory study assessed how 8-13-year-old children categorised and labelled fruit and vegetables (FaV), and how these were influenced by child characteristics, to specify second-level categories in a hierarchical food search system for a computerised 24 h dietary recall (hdr). Two sets of food cards, sixty-seven for fruit (F) and sixty-four...
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Assess how 8- to 13-year-old children categorized and labeled food items for possible use as part of a food search strategy in a computerized 24-hour dietary recall. A set of 62 cards with pictures and names of food items from 18 professionally defined food groups was sorted by each child into piles of similar food items. Participants attended the...
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Food search in a computerized 24h dietary recall (24hdr) for children should be easiest when the categories reflect children's categorization of foods, in contrast to professional categories. This study assessed how 8-13 year old children categorized and labeled mixed foods (e.g. fried rice, lasagna), and how these were influenced by child characte...

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