Sara Hurtado-Barroso
University of Barcelona
ExcretionOrganic farmingCancerFactorial experimentBioavailabilityChemistryPhytoestrogensMediterranean dietLycopeneFerulic acidIngredientCarotenoidPopulationFood scienceMediterranean climateBreast cancerPolyphenolMedicineFood systemsCrossover study
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#1Sara Hurtado-Barroso (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 5
#2Marta Trius-Soler (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 1
Last. Raul Zamora-Ros (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 38
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The number of cancer survivors is growing rapidly worldwide, especially long-term survivors. Although a healthy diet with a high vegetable and fruit consumption is a key factor in primary cancer prevention, there is a lack of specific dietary recommendations for cancer survivors, except in the case of breast cancer [World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF)/American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) report]. We have therefore carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies reporti...
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#1Inés Domínguez-López (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 1
#2Maria Yago-Aragón (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 1
Last. Sara Hurtado-Barroso (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 5
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Dietary phytoestrogens are bioactive compounds with estrogenic activity. With the growing popularity of plant-based diets, the intake of phytoestrogen-rich legumes (especially soy) and legume-derived foods has increased. Evidence from preclinical studies suggests these compounds may have an effect on hormones and health, although the results of human trials are unclear. The effects of dietary phytoestrogens depend on the exposure (phytoestrogen type, matrix, concentration, and bioavailability), ...
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#1Sara Hurtado-Barroso (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 5
#2Paola Quifer-Rada (Ciber)H-Index: 11
Last. Rosa M. Lamuela-Raventós (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 78
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Consumption of organic products is increasing yearly due to perceived health-promoting qualities. Several studies have shown higher amounts of phytochemicals such as polyphenols and carotenoids in foods produced by this type of agriculture than in conventional foods, but whether this increase has an impact on humans still needs to be assessed. A randomized, controlled and crossover study was carried out in nineteen healthy subjects aged 18–40 years, who all followed an organic and conventional h...
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#1José Fernando Rinaldi de Alvarenga (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 9
#2Paola Quifer-Rada (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 11
Last. Rosa M. Lamuela-Raventós (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 78
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BACKGROUND: Sofrito, a basic culinary technique widely used in the Mediterranean, may preserve dietary polyphenols and enhance their intake in the Mediterranean population. The aim of this study was to investigate if the sofrito technique improves the polyphenol extractability in a tomato-based sofrito sauce. RESULTS: A full factorial design was applied using mathematical models. The content of chlorogenic acid, ferulic acid hexoside and naringenin was higher in the sofrito sauce than in raw tom...
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#1María Marhuenda-Muñoz (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 4
#2Sara Hurtado-Barroso (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 5
Last. Rosa M. Lamuela-Raventós (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 78
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Carotenoids are naturally occurring pigments of autotroph organisms that have been related to many health benefits and this is not only because some of them are precursors of vitamin A. Individual or whole carotenoid consumption has been associated with a lower risk of developing cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases among others. However, the blood levels of carotenoids vary largely from person to person due to different factors. Diet is the most important one because of the dietary pat...
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#1José Fernando Rinaldi de Alvarenga (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 9
#2Paola Quifer-Rada (Ciber)H-Index: 11
Last. Rosa M. Lamuela-Raventós (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 78
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Olive oil is the main source of fat in the Mediterranean diet and the most frequently used ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine. Cooking with olive oil has been attracting attention because it can act as a food excipient, thereby increasing the bioaccessibility and bioavailability of ingested bioactive compounds. The aim of this study was to understand the effect of cooking with olive oil on the bioactive components in other ingredients (tomato, onion, and garlic) of sofrito sauce, a representati...
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#1Sara Hurtado-Barroso (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 5
#2Miriam Martínez-Huélamo (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 19
Last. Rosa M. Lamuela-Raventós (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 78
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Sofrito is a Mediterranean tomato-based sauce that typically also contains olive oil, onion, and garlic. The preparation of sofrito modifies the bioactive compounds (carotenoids and polyphenols) in the ingredients to more bioavailable forms, promoting cis-lycopene formation and polyphenol bioaccessibility. To evaluate the health benefits of this cooking technique, the effect of consuming an acute dose of sofrito on the inflammatory status was studied. In a clinical trial, 22 healthy male subject...
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#1Sara Hurtado-Barroso (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 5
#2Anna Tresserra-Rimbau (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 17
Last. Rosa M. Lamuela-Raventós (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 78
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ABSTRACTIn the last decade, the production and consumption of organic food have increased steadily worldwide, despite the lower productivity of organic crops. Indeed, the population attributes healthier properties to organic food. Although scientific evidence is still scarce, organic agriculture seems to contribute to maintaining an optimal health status and decreases the risk of developing chronic diseases. This may be due to the higher content of bioactive compounds and lower content of unheal...
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#1Sara Hurtado-Barroso (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 5
#2Paola Quifer-Rada (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 11
Last. Rosa M. Lamuela-Raventós (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 78
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Bioactive dietary compounds play a critical role in health maintenance. The relation between bioactive compound intake and cardiovascular health-related biomarkers has been demonstrated in several studies, although mainly with participants who have altered biochemical parameters (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, metabolic syndrome, etc.). The aim of this study was to evaluate if adopting a diet low in polyphenol-rich food for two weeks would affect vascular biomarkers in healthy men. In a ...
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#1José Fernando Rinaldi de Alvarenga (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 9
#2Camilla Tran (KI: Karolinska Institutet)H-Index: 1
Last. Rosa M. Lamuela-Raventós (University of Barcelona)H-Index: 78
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Abstract There has been increasing interest in tomato products rich in lycopene Z -isomers since these carotenoids present greater bioavailability and antioxidant capacity than the all- E lycopene form. Intrinsic food properties as well as processing and the interaction between dietary components can all influence the content, type and bioavailability of carotenoids. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether carotenoid content and isomerization in tomato-based Mediterranean sofrito is affect...
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