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El ensayo inmunosorbente enzima conjugada (ELISA) en el diagnóstico de rotavirus
La creciente importancia que los rotavirus tienen en: las llamadas diarreas inespecíficas (3,6) ha llevado al desarrollo de diversas técnicas de laboratorio para estudiar el papel de esos vírus en la etiología de la diarrea. ...
Nutritional lifestyle patterns and cancer: confounding effect of social determinants across the life course in women from the 1958 British birth cohort study
Objective: To examine the confounding role of social determinants across the life course in the relationship of nutritional lifestyle patterns with cancer in women. Methods: In the National Child Development Study, 37 ...
Socioeconomic inequalities in cancer mortality: Is Costa Rica an exception to the rule?
Socioeconomic inequalities in cancer mortality have been described for a range of cancers sites worldwide, using diverse measures of socioeconomic position (SEP). These studies have shown a negative social gradient where ...
GSTT1 genotype modifies the association between cruciferous vegetable intake and the risk of myocardial infarction
Background: Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are associated with protection against components of the metabolic syndrome, but the role of α-linolenic acid (ALA), the metabolic precursor of EPA and ...
Socio-economic status and health awareness are associated with choice of cooking oil in Costa Rica
Objective To examine the socio-economic and lifestyle determinants of cooking oil choice in Costa Rica during the last decade (1994–2004). Design Cross-sectional study. Subjects (total n = 2274) belonged to the control ...
Social inequalities in cancer survival: A population-based study using the Costa Rican Cancer Registry
Social inequalities in survival after cancer diagnosis have been described in several high-income countries, all cancer sites combined and for several specific cancer sites. The objective of this study was to analyze 5-year ...
Genetic variants of the lipoprotein lipase gene and myocardial infarction in the Central Valley of Costa Rica
To assess common variants of the LPL gene that could influence susceptibility to myocardial infarction (MI), we assessed three functional single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), D9N, N291S, and S447X, in 1,321 survivors ...
Intake of trans fatty acids and low-density lipoprotein size in a Costa Rican population
Intervention studies show that dietary composition altered low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particle size, but population studies are scarce, and the potential effects of trans fatty acids (FA) on LDL size are unknown. Trans ...
Genetic polymorphism of CYP1A2 increases the risk of myocardial infarction
There is growing evidence that DNA damage caused by mutagens found in tobacco smoke may contribute to the development of coronary heart disease (CHD). In order to bind to DNA many mutagens require metabolic activation by ...