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Jose M. Ordovas

829 shared publications

Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC), Madrid, Spain; IMDEA Food Institute, CEI UAM + CSIC, Madrid, Spain; U.S. Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts

Miguel A. Martinez-Gonzalez

571 shared publications

Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red Fisiopatologia de la Obesidad y la Nutrición (CIBEROBN), InstituteofHealth Carlos III, 28029 Madrid, Spain

Lluis Serra-Majem

504 shared publications

Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red Fisiopatologia de la Obesidad y la Nutrición (CIBEROBN), InstituteofHealth Carlos III, 28029 Madrid, Spain

James R. Hebert

481 shared publications

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The Cancer Prevention and Control Program, University of South Carolina

Jordi Salas-Salvadó

444 shared publications

Ciber Fisiopatologia de la Obesidad y Nutricion, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

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Article 1 Read 0 Citations Body adiposity indicators and cardiometabolic risk: Cross-sectional analysis in participants from the PREDIMED-Plus tria... Jadwiga Konieczna, Itziar Abete, Aina M. Galmés, Nancy Babio... Published: 01 July 2018
Clinical Nutrition, doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2018.07.005
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Article 0 Reads 4 Citations Association between Access to Public Open Spaces and Physical Activity in a Mediterranean Population at High Cardiovascu... Antoni Colom, Miguel Fiol, Maurici Ruiz, Montserrat Compa, M... Published: 17 June 2018
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, doi: 10.3390/ijerph15061285
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Background: Regular physical activity is an important preventive factor of cardiovascular disease. Proximity and density of public open spaces are important modifying factors on the practice of physical activity. This article explores the cross-sectional relationship between access to public open spaces (POS) and leisure time physical activity (LTPA) in elderly participants at high cardiovascular risk from PREDIMED-Baleares. Method: 428 elderly subjects at high cardiovascular risk, participating in the PREDIMED trial, from Palma de Mallorca (Spain) were assessed using Geographic Information Systems, and access to POS was determined. The quantity and intensity of LTPA was calculated using the Minnesota Leisure-Time Physical Activity Questionnaire. In order investigate the association between access to POS and LTPA, generalized linear regression models were used. Results: Better access to POS was not consistently associated with total LTPA. Only distance to the nearest park showed a borderline significant positive associated with total LTPA and moderate-vigorous LTPA but was not associated with light LTPA. Conclusions: Although living near POS was not associated to total LTPA, higher levels of moderate-vigorous LTPA were associated to distances to the nearest park. Future work should be conducted on a larger sample size, integrating a longitudinal design, and greater heterogeneity in POS access and introducing objective measures of physical activity.
Article 2 Reads 2 Citations Dietary inflammatory index and all-cause mortality in large cohorts: The SUN and PREDIMED studies. Ana Garcia-Arellano, Miguel A. Martinez-Gonzalez, Raul Ramal... Published: 24 May 2018
Clinical Nutrition, doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2018.05.003
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Article 1 Read 0 Citations Multiple approaches to associations of physical activity and adherence to the Mediterranean diet with all-cause mortalit... Gabriela Cárdenas-Fuentes, Isaac Subirana, Miguel A. Martine... Published: 25 April 2018
European Journal of Nutrition, doi: 10.1007/s00394-018-1689-y
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Article 0 Reads 3 Citations Association of physical activity with body mass index, waist circumference and incidence of obesity in older adults Gabriela Cárdenas Fuentes, Rowaedh Ahmed Bawaked, Miguel Ang... Published: 15 March 2018
European Journal Of Public Health, doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cky030
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There is limited, and inconsistent, data on the prospective association between physical activity and surrogate markers of adiposity in older adults. We aim to determine the prospective association of leisure time physical activity (LTPA) with body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and the incidence of obesity. This prospective analysis included 7144 individuals with a mean age of 67 ± 6.2 years, from the PREvención con DIeta MEDiterránea (PREDIMED) study. BMI and WC were measured and LTPA was recorded using the Minnesota Leisure Time Physical Activity Questionnaire. Exposure and outcome variables were calculated as cumulative average of repeated measurements. Total LTPA was inversely associated (P < 0.001) with BMI and WC. The difference in BMI and WC between extreme quintiles of LTPA (Q1–Q5) was 2.1 kg/m2 (95% confidence interval (CI) 1.68; 2.49, P < 0.001) and 4.8 cm (CI 2.28; 7.25, P < 0.001), respectively. Low-intensity LTPA was inversely associated with BMI but not with WC, while moderate/vigorous LTPA showed an inverse relationship with BMI and WC. The hazard of general and abdominal obesity incidence decreased across quintiles of total and moderate/vigorous LTPA (P < 0.001 for both), whereas low-intensity LTPA was inversely associated with the incidence of general obesity (P < 0.001). LTPA was inversely associated with BMI, WC and incidence of general and abdominal obesity. The finding that low-intensity LTPA was inversely related to BMI and the incidence of obesity is of particular importance because this level of physical activity could be a feasible option for many older adults.
Article 1 Read 0 Citations The Effect of a Mediterranean Diet on the Incidence of Cataract Surgery Alfredo García-Layana, Gianfranco Ciufo, Estefania Toledo, M... Published: 03 May 2017
Nutrients, doi: 10.3390/nu9050453
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Background: Cataract is a leading cause of vision impairment worldwide, and surgery is the only available treatment. The process that initiates lens opacification is dependent on the oxidative stress experienced by the lens components. A healthy overall dietary pattern, with the potential to reduce oxidative stress, has been suggested as a means to decrease the risk of developing cataract. We aimed to investigate the hypothesis that an intervention with a Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) rather than a low-fat diet could decrease the incidence of cataract surgery in elderly subjects. Methods: We included 5802 men and women (age range: 55–80 years) from the Prevención con Dieta Mediterránea study (multicenter, parallel-group, randomized controlled clinical trial) who had not undergone cataract surgery. They were randomly assigned to one of three intervention groups: (1) a MedDiet enriched with extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) (n = 1998); (2) a MedDiet enriched with nuts (n = 1914), and a control group recommended to follow a low-fat diet (n = 1890). The incidence of cataract surgery was recorded yearly during follow-up clinical evaluations. Primary analyses were performed on an intention-to-treat basis. Cox regression analyses were used to assess the relationship between the nutritional intervention and the incidence of cataract surgery. Results: During a follow-up period of 7.0 years (mean follow-up period: 5.7 years; median: 5.9 years), 559 subjects underwent cataract surgery. Two hundred and six participants from the MedDiet + EVOO group, 174 from the MedDiet + Nuts group, and 179 from the control group underwent cataract surgery. We did not observe a reduction in the incidence of cataract surgery in the MedDiet groups compared to the control group. The multivariable adjusted hazard ratios were 1.03 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.84–1.26, p = 0.79) for the control group versus the MedDiet + EVOO group and 1.06 (95% CI: 0.86–1.31, p = 0.58) for the control group versus the MedDiet + Nuts group. Conclusions: To our knowledge, this is the first large randomized trial assessing the role of a MedDiet on the incidence of cataract surgery. Our results showed that the incidence of cataract surgery was similar in the MedDiet with EVOO, MedDiet with nuts, and low-fat diet groups. Further studies are necessary to investigate whether a MedDiet could have a preventive role in cataract surgery.