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Dietary patterns, nutritional profile, and body mass index in Mexican schoolchildren: A cross-sectional study


Victor Manuel Zamora-Gasga, Efigenia Montalvo-González, Guadalupe Flavia Loarca-Piña, Alejandra Martina Chacón-López, Juscelino Tovar, Sonia Guadalupe Sáyago-Ayerdi.


Childhood obesity is a serious public health problem in Mexico. In this study, childhood specific dietary patterns and their relationship with overweight-obesity prevalence, nutrient profiles and types of foods consumed were studied...


  • Diego A. Luna-Vital a, Luis Mojica b, Elvira González de Mejía b, Sandra Mendoza a, Guadalupe Loarca-Piña a,*. 2014. Biological potential of protein hydrolysates and peptides from common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.): A review. Food Research International.

  • Victor Manuel Zamora-Gasga a, Guadalupe Loarca-Piña b, Pedro Alberto Vázquez-Landaverde c, Rosa Isela Ortiz-Basurto a, Juscelino Tovar d, Sonia G. Sáyago-Ayerdi a, *. 2014. In vitro colonic fermentation of food ingredients isolated from Agave tequilana Weber var. azul applied on granola bars. LWT -Food Science and Technology.

  • R. K. Cruz-Bravo • R. G. Guevara-González, M. Ramos-Gómez, B. D. Oomah, P. Wiersma, R. Campos-Vega, G. Loarca-Piña. 2014. The fermented non-digestible fraction of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) triggers cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in human colon adenocarcinoma cells. Genes Nutr.(2014) 9:359

  • Diego A. Luna Vital a,b, - Elvira González de Mejía b, - Vermont P. Dia b, - Guadalupe Loarca-Piña a,*. Peptides in common bean fractions inhibit human colorectal cancer cells.  Food Chemistry. 157 (2014) 347-355

  • A.K. Ramírez-Jiménez, R. Reynoso-Camacho, S. Mendoza-Díaz, G. Loarca-Piña* 2014. Functional and technological potential of dehydrated Phaseolus vulgaris L. flours. Food Chem. 161 (2014) 254 - 260.

  • Figueroa-Pérez M. G., Rocha-Guzmán N., Mercado-Silva E., Loarca-Piña G., Reynoso-Camacho R. 2014. Effect of chemical elicitors on peppermint (Mentha piperita) plants and their impact on the metabolite profile and antioxidant capacity of resulting infusions. Food Chem. 156: 273-278 (ISSN: 0308-8146)


  • Gamboa-Gómez C, Salgado L M, Gonzalez-Gallardo A, Ramos-Gómez M,  Loarca-Piña G and Reynoso-Camacho R. 2014. Consumption of Ocimum sanctum L. and Citrus paradisi infusions modulates lipid metabolism andinsulin resistance in obese rats. Food & Function. 5 (5):  927 - 935 (ISSN: 2042-6496)


  • Luna Vital D.A., Vermont P. Dia, Loarca-Piña G. and  González de Mejía E. 2014.Peptides extracted from common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) non-digestible fraction caused deferential gene expression of HCT116 and RKO human colorectal cells. Food Research International. 62: 193-204 (ISSN: 0963-9969)


  • Varga-Hernández M., Munguia-Fragozo P., Cruz-Hernanadez A., Guerrero B.Z., Gonzalez-Chavira M., Feregrino-Pérez A.A., Mendoza-Diaz S.O., Loarca-Piña G., Torres-Pacheco I. 2014. Bioactivity and gene expression studies of an arbustive Mexican specie Acaciella angustissima (Timbe). Industrial Crops and Products 52: 649– 655 (ISSN: 0926-6690)


  • Cruz-Bravo RK, Guevara-González RG, Ramos-Gómez M, Oomah BD, Wiersma P, Campos-Vega R, Loarca-Piña G. 2014.The fermented non-digestible fraction of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) triggers cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in human colon adenocarcinoma cells. Genes Nutr.  9(1):359 - 379 (ISSN: 1555-8932 (Print) 1865-3499 (Online) 


  • Campos-Vega R., Oomah BD., Loarca-Piña G., Vergara-Castañeda HA. 2013.  Common Beans and Their Non-Digestible Fraction: Cancer Inhibitory Activity—An Overview. Foods. Open Access. 2:374-392.  ISSN 2304-8158


  • Hernández-Salazar M., Guevara-González R.G., Cruz-Hernández A., Guevara-Olvera L., Bello-Pérez L.A., Castaño-Tostado E., Loarca-Piña G. 2013. Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) and Its Total Non-digestible Fraction Influence the Expression of Genes Involved in Azoxymethane-induced Colon Cancer in Rats. Plant Foods Hum. Nutr. 68: 259 – 267. (ISSN: 0921-9668 (Print) 1573-9104 (Online).)


  • Hernández-Saavedra D, Mendoza-Sánchez M, Hernández-Montiel HL, Guzmán-Maldonado HS, Loarca-Piña GF, Salgado LM, Reynoso-Camacho R. 2013. Cooked common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) protect against β-cell damage in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Plant Foods Hum Nutr. ;68(2):207-12 (ISSN: 0921-9668 (Print) 1573-9104 (Online).)


  • Muñoz-Velázquez E.E., Rivas-Díaz K., Loarca-Piña M.G., Mendoza-Díaz S., Reynoso-Camacho R., Ramos-Gómez M., 2012. Comparison of phenolic content, antioxidant capacity and anti-inflamatory activity of commercial herbal infusions. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Agricolas Vol.3 Num.3:  481-495 (ISSN 2007-0934)


  • Campos-Vega R., García-Gasca T, Guevara-Gonzalez RG., Ramos-Gomez M. Oomah B.D. and Loarca-Piña G. 2012. Human Gut Flora-Fermented Nondigestible Fraction from Cooked Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Modifies Protein Expression Associated with Apoptosis, Cell Cycle Arrest, and Proliferation in Human Adenocarcinoma Colon Cancer Cells. J. Agric. Food Chem. 60(51): 12443-12450. ISSN (printed): 0021-8561. ISSN (electronic): 1520-5118.


  • Mendoza-Díaz S., Ortiz-Valerio C., Castaño-Tostado E., Figueroa-Cárdenas JD., Reynoso-Camacho R., Ramos-Gómez M. Loarca-Piña G. 2012.  Antioxidant Capacity and Antimutagenic Activity of Anthocyanin and Carotenoid Extracts from Nixtamalized Pigmented Creole Maize Races (Zea mays L.). Plant Foods for Human Nutrition. 67:442-449 (ISSN: 0921-9668 (Print) 1573-9104 (Online).)


  • Vergara-Castañeda H., Guevara-González R., Guevara-Olvera L., Oomah B. D. , Reynoso-Camacho R.,Wiersma P., and Loarca-Piña G.2012.  Non-digestible fraction of beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) modulates signaling pathway genes at early stage of colon cancer in Sprague-Dawley rats. British Journal of Nutrition. 108: S145–S154 (ISSN: 0007-1145)


  • Ramos-Gómez M., Fernández Correa J., Hernández Rivera E., Arvizu Espinosa M. G., Gallegos-Corona M. A., Mendoza-Díaz S., Reynoso-Camacho R.,  Loarca-Piña M.G.F. 2011.  Efecto de plantas comestibles mexicanas sobre el desarrollo de cáncer de colon inducido con 1, 2-dimetilhidrazina en rata Sprague-Dawley. 4 (2): 47-55


  • Beas F R., Loarca P G, Guzmán M S H., Rodríguez M G, Vasco N L, Guevara L F. 2011. Potencial nutracéutico de componentes bioactivos presentes en huitlacoche de zona centro de México. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Farmacéuticas. 42(2): 36-44. ISSN: 0187-7151


  • Feregrino-Pérez A A., Torres-Pacheco I., Vargas-Hernández M., Munguia-Fragozo P V., Loarca-piña G F., Mendoza-Díaz S O., Ocampo-Velázquez R V., Rico-García E., Guevara-González R G. 2011. Antioxidant and atimutagenic activities of Acasia pennatula pods. Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research. 70: 859- 864. ISSN:0975-1084 ( Online); 0022-4456 (Print)


  • Cruz-Bravo R K, Guevara-Gonzalez R, Ramos Gomez M, Garcia-Gasca T, Campos-Vega R, Oomah B D and Loarca-Piña G. 2011. Fermented non-digestible fraction from common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cultivar Negro 8025 modulates HT-29 cell behavior. Journal of Food Science. 76(2): 41-47. Online ISSN: 1750-3841


  • Reynoso-Camacho R., Gonzalez-Jasso E., Ferriz-Marinez R., Villalon-Corona B., Loarca-Pina G.F., Salgado LM, Ramos-Gomez M. 2011. Dietary supplementation of lutein reduces colon carcinogenesis in DMH-treated rats by modulating K-ras, PKB and β-catenin proteins. Nutrition Cancer. 63(1): 39-45. 0163-5581 (Print), 1532-7914 (Online)


  • Vergara-Castañeda H A., Guevara-Gonzalez R G.,  Ramos-Gomez M., Reynoso-Camacho R., Guzman-Maldonado H., Feregrino-Perez A A., Oomah B D.and Loarca-Piña G. 2010. Non-digestible fraction of cooked bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cultivar Bayo Madero suppresses colonic aberrant crypt foci in azoxymethane-induced rats. Food & Function. 1: 294-300


  • Hernandez-Salazar M., Osorio-Diaz P., Loarca-Piña G., Reynoso-Camacho R., Tovar J., Bello-Perez L.A. 2010. In vitro fermentability and antioxidant capacityof the indigestible fraction of cooked black beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), lentils (Lensculinaris L.) and chickpeas (Cicer arietinum L.). J Sci Food Agric. 90(9): 1417-1422


  • Loarca-Piña, G., Mendoza, S., Ramos-Gómez, M., Reynoso, R. 2010. Antioxidant, antimutagenic and antidiabetic activities of edible leaves from Cnidoscolus chayamansa Mc. Vaugh. Journal of Food Science. 75(2): H68 –H72.


  • Reyes-Bastidas M., Reyes-Fernández E. Z., López-Cervantes J., Milán-Carrillo J., Loarca-Piña G. F., Reyes-Moreno C. 2010. Physicochemical, Nutritional and Antioxidant Properties of Tempeh Flour from Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L). Food Science and Technology International. 16(5): 427-0434


  • Campos-Vega R., Guevara-Gonzalez R. G., Guevara-Olvera L. B., Oomah D, Loarca-Piña G. 2010. Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) polysaccharides modulate gene expression in human colon cancer cells (HT-29). Food International Research. 43(4): 1057 - 1064


  • Veloz-García R., Marín-Martínez R., Veloz-Rodríguez R., Rodríguez-Guerra R., Torres-Pacheco I., González-Chavira M. M., Anaya-López J.L., Guevara-Olvera L., Feregrino-Pérez A.A., Loarca-Piña G. Guevara-González R. 2010. Antimicrobial activities of cascalote (Caesalpinia cacalaco) phenolics-containg extract against fungus Colletotrichium lindemuthianum. Industrial Crops and Products. 31(1), 134-138. 


  • Campos-Vega R., Loarca-Piña G., Dave B. O. 2010. Minor components of pulses and their potential impact in human health. Food International Research. 43(2) 461-482.

  • Campos-Vega R., Reynoso-Camacho R., Pedraza-Aboytes G., Acosta-Gallegos J.A., Guzman-Maldonado H., Paredes-Lopez O., Loarca-Piña G. 2009. Chemical Composition and In Vitro Polysaccharide Fermentation of Different Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Journal of Food Science. 74(7): T59 – T65.


  • Rodríguez-Muñoz E, Herrera-Ruíz G, Pedraza-Aboytes G, Loarca-Piña G. 2009. Antioxidant capacity and antimutagenic activity of natural oleoresin from greenhouse grown tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum). Plant Foods for Human Nutrition. 64(1): 46-51.


  • Marin-Martinez R, Veloz-Garcia R, Veloz-Rodriguez R, Guzman-Maldonado SH, Loarca-Pina G, Cardador-Martinez A, Guevara-Olvera L, Miranda-Lopez R, Torres-Pacheco I, Perez CP, Herrera-Hernandez G, Villaseñor-Ortega F, Gonzalez-Chavira M, Guevara-Gonzalez R G. 2009. Antimutagenic and antioxidant activities of quebracho phenolics (Schinopsis balansae) recovered from tannery wastewaters. Bioresour Technol. 100(1): 434-439.


  • Ruíz Torres NA, Rincón Sánchez F, Hernánez López VM, Figueroa Cárdenas JD, Loarca Piña MGF. 2008. Determination of phenolic compounds and their antioxidant activity in maize kernels. Rev. Fitotec.Mex. 31(3): 29-34.


  • Feregrino-Pérez AA., Berumen LC, García-Alcocer G., Guevara-González RG., Ramos-Gomez M, Reynoso-Camacho R, Acosta-Gallegos JA, Loarca-Piña G. 2008. Composition and chemopreventive effect of polysaccharides from common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) on azoxymethane-induced colon cancer. J. Agric. Food Chem.56: 8737-8744.


  • Olvera-García V, Castaño-Tostado E, Resendiz-Lopez RI, Reynoso-Camacho R., Gonzalez de Mejia E, Elisondo G, Loarca-Pina G. 2008. Hibiscus sabdariffa L. extracts inhibit the mutagenicity in microsuspension assay and the proliferation of HeLa cells. J. Food Sci. 73(5): T75-81.


  • Aldana-Madrid ML, Valdez-Hurtado S, Varga-Valdez ND, Salazar-Lopez NJ,  Silveira-Gramont MI, Loarca-Piña FG, Rodríguez-Olibarria G, Wong-Corral FJ, Borboa-Flores J, Burgos-hernández A. 2008. Insecticide residues in stored grains in Sonora, Mexico: quantification and toxicity testing. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 80(2):93 – 96. 


  • Aparicio-Fernández X, Reynoso-Camacho R, Castaño-Tostado E, García-Gasca T, González de Mejía E, Guzmán-Maldonado SH, Elizondo G, Yousef GG, Lila MA, Loarca-Piña G. 2008. Antiradical capacity and induction of apoptosis on HeLa cells by a Phaseolus vulgaris extract. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition. 63(1): 35-40.


  • Martínez-Rocha A., Puga R., Hernández-Sandoval L, Loarca-Piña G., Mendoza S. 2008. Antioxidant and Antimutagenic Activities of Mexican Oregano (Lippia graveolens Kunth). Plant Foods for Human Nutrition. 63(1): 1-5.


  • Santos-Cervantes ME, Ibarra-Zazueta ME, Loarca-Piña G, Paredes-López O, Delgado-Vargas F. 2007.Antixidant and antimutagenic activities of Randia echinocarpa fruit. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition. 62(2): 71-77.


  • Cardador-Martínez  A., Albores, A., Bah  M., Calderón-Salinas V, Castaño-Tostado E., Guevara-González R., Shimada-Miyasaka, A., Loarca-Piña G. 2006. Relationship among antimutagenic, antioxidant and enzymatic activities of methanolic extract from common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L). Plant Foods for Human Nutrition. 61: 161-168.


  • Aparicio-Fernández X, García-Gasca T., Yousef  G. G., Lila M. A., González de Mejia E., Loarca-Pina G. 2006. Chemopreventive activity of polyphenolics from black Jamapa bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) on HeLa and HaCaT cells. J. Agric. Food Chem. 54: 2116-2122. 


  • González de Mejía E., Valadez-Vega M. C., Reynoso-Camacho R. and Loarca-Piña G. 2005. Tannins, trypsin inhibitors and lectin cytoxicity in tepari (Phaseolus acutifolius) and common (Phaseolus vulgaris) beans. Plant Foods for human nutrition. 60: 137-145.


  • Aparicio-Fernández X., Yousef G. G, Loarca-Piña G., de Mejía E.  and Lila M. A. 2005. Characterization of Polyphenolics in the Seed Coat of Black Jamapa Bean ( Phaseolus vulgaris L.). J. Agric. Food Chem. 53:4615-4622. 


  • Oomah D B, Cardador-Martínez A and Loarca-Piña G. 2005. Phenolics and antioxidative activities in common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L). J. Sci Food Agric. 85: 935-942. 


  • Aparicio-Fernández X, Manzo-Bonilla L and Loarca-Piña G. 2005. Comparison of antimutagenic activity of phenolic compounds in newly harvested and stored common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) against aflatoxin B1”. Journal of Food Science. 70: S73-S78. 


  • Méndez-Albores, A.; Arámbula-Villa, G.; Loarca-Piña, M.G.F.; Castaño-Tostado, E.; Moreno-Martínez, E. 2005. Safety and efficacy evaluation of aqueous citric acid to degrade B-aflatoxins in maize. Food and Chemical Toxicology. 43: 233-238. 


  • González-Alatorre Guillermo, Guzmán-Maldonado Salvador H., Escamilla-Silva Eleazar  M, Loarca-Piña Guadalupe, Benites Carlos. 2004. Kinetic study of the nitrosation of 1, 3-dialkylureas in aqueous-prechloric acid medium.  Int. J. Chem. Kinetics. 36(5): 273-279.


  • Méndez-AlboresJ.A., Arámbula-Villa G., Loarca-Piña G., Castaño-Tostado E., Moreno Martínez E. 2004. Aflatoxins fate during the nixtamalization of contaminated corn by tortilla-making processes. Journal of Stored Products Research. 40(1): 87-94. 


  • Veloz-García R. A., Marín-Martínez R., Veloz-Rodríguez R., Muñoz-Sánchez C. I., Guevara-Olvera L., Miranda-López R., González-Chavira M. M, Torres-Pacheco I., Guzmán-Maldonado S. H., Cardador-Martínez A., Loarca-Piña G. and  Guevara-González R. G.. 2004. Chemical characterization and antimutagenic and antioxidant activity of Cascalote (Caesalpina cacalaco) phenolics. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 84: 1632-1638. 


  • Arcila-Lozano C. C., Loarca-Piña G.,  Lecona-Uribe S. y González de Mejía E. 2004. El orégano: propiedades, composición y actividad biológica de sus componentes. Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutrición. 54: 100-109. 


  • Ruiz-Herrera J., Martínez-Cadena G., Flavia Loarca, Rubén Salcedo Hernández. 2003. Analysis of phenomena involved in the apical growth of Phycomyces blakesleeanus. Arch. Microbiol. 180: 427-233. 


  • Martínez C. J., Loarca-Piña G. and Ortiz G. D. 2003. Antimutagenic activity of phenolic compounds, oligoccharides and quinolizidinic alkaloids from Lupinus campestris seeds. Food Additives and Contaminants. 20(10): 940-948. 


  • González de Mejía E., Martínez-Resendiz V., Castaño-Tostado E. and Loarca-Piña G. 2003. Effect of drought on polyamine metabolism, yield, protein content and in vitro protein digestibility in tepary (Phaseolus acutifolius) and common (Phaseolus vulgaris) bean seeds. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 83: 1022-1030. 


  • Reynoso-Camacho R., González de Mejía E.and Loarca-Pina G. 2003. Purification and acute toxicity of a lectin extrated from tepary bean (Phaseolus acutifolius). Food and Chemical and Toxicology. 41: 21-27. 


  • Guzmán Maldonado S. H.,  Acosta Gallegos J. A.,  Álvarez-Muñoz M. A. y Loarca-Piña G. 2002. Calidad Alimentaria y Potencial Nutracéutico del frijol (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Agricultura Técnica en México. 28(2): 159-173. 


  • Cardador-Martínez A., Loarca-Piña G. and Oomah D. B. 2002. Antioxidant activity in common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L). J. Agric. Food Chem. 50: 6975-6980.


  • Elias-Orozco R., Castellanos- Nava A., Gaytán-Martínez M., Figueroa-Cárdenas J. D. and Loarca-Piña G. 2002. Comparison of Nixtamalization and Extrusion Processes on for reduction in aflatoxin content. Food Additives and Contaminants. Food Additives and Contaminants.19 (9): 878-885. 


  • Cardador-Martínez A., Castaño-Tostado E. and Loarca-Piña G. 2002. Antimutagenic activity of natural phenolic compounds present in common beans against aflatoxin B1. Food Additives and Contaminants.19 (1): 62-69. 


  • Valdivia AG, Martínez A, Quezada T, Ortiz R, Martínez C, Llamas J, Rodríguez, M. L., Yamamoto L, Jaramillo F, Loarca M G, Reyes J L 2001. Efficacy of  Acetylcysteine to reduce the effects of aflatoxin B1 Intoxication in broilers chicken. J. Poultry.Sci. 80(6): 727-734. 


  • González de Mejía E., Castaño-Tostado E. and Loarca-Piña G. 1999. Antimutagenic effects of natural phenolic compounds in beans. Mutation Research. Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis. 441(1): 1-9. 


  • González de Mejía E., Quintanar-Hernandez J. A. and Loarca-Piña G. 1998. Antimutagenic activity of carotenoids in green pappers against some nitroarenes. Mutation Research. Mutation Research.  Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis. 416: 11-19.


  • Loarca-Piña G., Kuzmicky P. A., González de Mejía E. and Kado Y. N. 1998. Inhibitory effect of ellagic acid on the direct-acting mutagenicity of aflatoxin B1 in the Salmonella microsuspension assay. Mutation Research. Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis. 398:183-187


  • Kado Y. N., Kuzmicky P.A., Loarca-Piña G. and Mumtaz M. 1998. Genotoxicity testing of methyl-ter-butyl-ether (MTBE) in the Salmonella microsuspension assay and mouse bone marrow. Mutation Research. Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis. 412: 131-138. 


  • Gonzalez de Mejia E., Gomez-Ramos M. and Loarca-Piña G. 1997. Antimutagenic activity of natural xanthophylls against aflatoxin B1 mutagenicity. Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis. 30 (3): 346-353. 


  • González de Mejía E., Loarca-Piña G. and Ramos-Gomez M. 1997. Antimutagenicity of xanthophylls present in Aztec Marigold (Tagetes erecta) against 1-nitropyrene. Mutation Research. Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Muatagenesis. 389:219-226. 


  • Loarca-Piña G., Kuzmicky P.A, González de Mejía E, Kado Norman Y., Hsieh H. D. 1996. Antimutagenicity of ellagic acid against aflatoxin B1 in the Salmonella microsuspension assay. Mutation Research. Environmental Mutagenesis and Related Subjects. 360: 15-21. 


  • Ma T. S., Zhou X., Loarca G. F., Arreola G. G. and Lecona U. S. 1995. Mouse-erythrocyte micronucleus (Mus-EMN) assay on the clastogenicity of industrial wastewater. Rev. Int. Contam. Ambient. 12(2): 95-98. 


  • Ma T.H. Cabrera L. G., Cebolska-Wasilewska, R A, Chen, Loarca F., Vandenberg A. L., Salomone M. F. 1994. Tradescantia stamen hair mutation. Mutation Research. 310:211-220.


Phytochemical profile, antioxidant properties and hypoglycemic effect of chaya (cnidoscolus chayamansa) in stz-induced diabetc rats.

Minerva Ramos-Gomez1, Marely G. Figueroa-Pérez 1, Horacio Guzman-Maldonado2, Guadalupe Loarca-Piña1, Sandra Mendoza1, Teódulo Quezada-Tristán 3 and Rosalia Reynoso-Camacho1,4.

The aim of the present study was to investigate the antidiabetic potential of aqueous chaya extract (Cnidoscolus spp.) in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Compounds identified and quantified included flavonoids and phenolic acids, in addition to saponins and alkaloids, among others...

Fortification of commercial nixtamalized maize (zea mays l.) with common bean (phaseolus vulgaris l.) increased the nutritional and nutraceutical content of tortillas without sensory properties.

Daniela Treviño-Mejía, Diego A. Luna-Vital, Marcela Gaytan-Martínez, Sandra Mendoza and Guadalupe Loarca-Piña 1.


Common beans have been used to fortify maize tortillas increasing nutritional properties but affecting sensorial properties. The aim of this study was to evaluate the physicochemical and nutraceutical composition...

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The fermented non-digestible fraction of spent coffee grounds inducesapoptosis in human colon cancer cells (SW480)


Nataly García-Gutiérrez a, María Elena Maldonado-Celis b, Mauricio Rojas-López c, Guadalupe Flavia Loarca-Piña a, Rocio Campos-Vega a,⇑.


Gut flora-mediated non-digestible/unabsorbed fraction of spent coffee grounds (hgf-NDSCG) was evaluated for its chemopreventive effect and molecular mechanisms involved on human colon adenocarcinoma SW480 cell survival.Small intestinal digestion released bioavailable ascorbic, chlorogenic and
gallic acids from hgf-NDSCG reducing oxidative stress.

Microbial metabolites profile during in vitro human colonic fermentation of breakfast menus consumed by Mexican school children.

Victor Manuel Zamora-Gasga a, Efigenia Montalvo-González a, Guadalupe Loarca-Piña b, Pedro Alberto Vázquez-Landaverde c, Juscelino Tovar d, Sonia G. Sáyago-Ayerdi a,⁎


The nutrition transition promotes the development of childhood obesity. Currently, Mexico is affected by this
serious public health problem. The nutritional and functional characterization of a whole menu has a number of advantages over the study of single nutrients. Since breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, this study aimed to evaluate the metabolite profile produced by in...

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