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Julia Warnberg     Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
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Julia Warnberg published an article in November 2018.
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Luis A Moreno

463 shared publications

Department of Health Sciences; Public University of Navarra; Pamplona Spain

Yannis Manios

434 shared publications

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Health Science & Education, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece

Stefaan De Henauw

255 shared publications

Department of Public Health, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Frederic Gottrand

230 shared publications

Inserm, Université de Lille, CHU Lille, LIRIC UMR 995, F-59000 Lille, France

Marcela Gonzalez-Gross

220 shared publications

CIBEROBN (Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition CB12/03/30038), 28029 Madrid, Spain

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CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 95 Reads 0 Citations <strong>Mediterranean Built Environment and Weather as Modulator Factors on Physical Activity: Cross-Sectional Study</st... Antoni Colom Fernández, Maurici Ruiz, Julia Wärnberg, Javier... Published: 14 November 2018
Proceedings, doi: 10.3390/IECEHS-1-05649
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Background: When promoting physical activity practice, it is important to consider the plausible environmental determinants that may affect this practice. We aimed to explore the impact of objectively measured Public Open Spaces (POS) on objectively measured and self-reported physical activity and the influence of weather on this association, in a Mediterranean sample of senior adults with overweight or obesity and the metabolic syndrome. Method: Cross-sectional analyses based on 218 PREDIMED-Plus trial participants aged 55-75 years, from Palma de Mallorca (Spain). Indicators of access to POS were assessed in 1·0 km sausage network walkable buffer around each participant’s residence address using geographic information systems. Mean daily minutes of self-reported leisure-time brisk walking, and accelerometer measured moderate-to-vigorous physical activity at least in 10 min bouts were measured. In order investigate the association between access to POS and physical activity, generalized additive models with gaussian link function were used. Results: Better access to POS was no statistically significant associated with self-reported leisure-time brisk walking. Only a positive significant association was observed between distance of healthy routes contained or intersected by buffer and OB-MVPA. This association was only evident on non-rainy days. Conclusions: In this elderly population living in a Mediterranean city, only healthy routes contained or intersected by 1 km sausage network walkable buffer influenced on accelerometer measured MVPA 10 minutes bouts and rainy conditions during the accelerometer wear period did appear to be an important factor related to active ageing.

Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Effectiveness of the physical activity intervention program in the PREDIMED-Plus study: a randomized controlled trial Helmut Schröder, On behalf of the PREDIMED-Plus investigator... Published: 13 November 2018
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, doi: 10.1186/s12966-018-0741-x
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The development and implementation of effective physical activity (PA) intervention programs is challenging, particularly in older adults. After the first year of the intervention program used in the ongoing PREvención con DIeta MEDiterránea (PREDIMED)-Plus trial, we assessed the initial effectiveness of the PA component. PREDIMED-Plus is an ongoing randomized clinical trial including 6874 participants randomized to an intensive weight-loss lifestyle intervention based on an energy-restricted Mediterranean diet (MedDiet), physical activity promotion and behavioral support and to a control group using MedDiet recommendations but without calorie restriction or PA advice. Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) are measured by standard clinical protocols. Duration and intensity of PA is self-reported using the validated REGICOR Short Physical Activity Questionnaire. The primary endpoint of the PREDIMED-Plus trial is a combined cardiovascular outcome: myocardial infarction (acute coronary syndromes with positive troponin test), stroke, or cardiovascular mortality. The present study involved secondary analysis of PA data (n = 6059; mean age 65 ± 4.9 years) with one-year changes in total, light, and moderate-to-vigorous PA within and between intervention groups as the outcome. Generalized estimating equation models were fitted to evaluate time trends of PA, BMI, and WC within groups and differences between intervention and control groups. After 12 months, average daily MVPA increased by 27.2 (95%CI 5.7;48.7) METs-min/day and 123.1 (95%CI 109.7–136.6) METs-min/day in the control and intervention groups, respectively. Total-PA, light-PA, and MVPA increased significantly (p < 0.01) in both groups. A significant (p < 0.001) time*intervention group interaction was found for Total-PA and MVPA, meaning the PA trajectory over time differed between the intervention and control groups. Age, sex, education level, and BMI did not moderate the effectiveness of the PA intervention. BMI and WC decreased significantly with increasing MVPA, compared with participants who reported no changes in MVPA. After one year of follow-up, the PREDIMED-Plus PA intervention has been effective in increasing daily PA in older adults. Retrospectively registered at the International Standard Randomized Controlled Trial (, registration date: 24 July 2014.
Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Effect of a Lifestyle Intervention Program With Energy-Restricted Mediterranean Diet and Exercise on Weight Loss and Car... Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Andrés Díaz-López, Miguel Ruiz-Canela, ... Published: 02 November 2018
Diabetes Care, doi: 10.2337/dc18-0836
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Association Between Maximal Oxygen Consumption and Physical Activity and Sedentary Lifestyle in Metabolic Syndrome. Usef... Lucas Tojal, Angel Alonso-Gómez, Susana Alberich, Julia Wärn... Published: 01 November 2018
Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), doi: 10.1016/j.rec.2018.08.027
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Dieta mediterránea hipocalórica y factores de riesgo cardiovascular: análisis transversal de PREDIMED-Plus Ismael Álvarez-Álvarez, Miguel Á. Martínez-González, Ana Sán... Published: 01 November 2018
Revista Española de Cardiología, doi: 10.1016/j.recesp.2018.08.007
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Type 2 diabetes and cognitive impairment in an older population with overweight or obesity and metabolic syndrome: basel... Núria Mallorquí-Bagué, María Lozano-Madrid, Estefanía Toledo... Published: 31 October 2018
Scientific Reports, doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-33843-8
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This study cross-sectionally examines in the elderly population: (a) the association of type 2 diabetes with executive function (EF); (b) the effect of BMI on both type 2 diabetes and EF; (c) the association between glycaemia control and EF in type 2 diabetes. 6823 older individuals with overweight/obesity and metabolic syndrome participating in the PREDIMED-PLUS study, were assessed with a battery of cognitive tests and a medical interview. ANOVA showed a significantly worse performance on EF in type 2 diabetes vs. non-diabetic individuals. Two complementary models were displayed: (1) in the whole sample, the presence of type 2 diabetes, depressive symptoms and BMI had a direct negative effect on EF, while apnoea had an indirect negative effect; (2) in the diabetes subsample, higher illness duration was associated with worse performance in EF. Participants with type 2 diabetes and HbA1c<53 mmol/mol displayed better cognitive performance when compared to those with HbA1c≥53 mmol/mol. Our results provide a controlled comprehensive model that integrates relevant neuropsychological and physical variables in type 2 diabetes. The model suggests that, to improve treatment adherence and quality of life once diabetes has been diagnosed, cognitive decline prevention strategies need to be implemented while monitoring depressive symptoms, BMI and glycaemia control.