García-Vega A.S, Corrales-Agudelo V., Reyes A., and Escobar, J.S.

Diet quality, food groups and nutrients associated with the gut microbiota in a nonwestern population.

Nutrients 2020, 12 (10), doi:10.3390/nu12102938

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Lara-Guzmán O.J., Medina S, Álvarez R., Oger C., Durand T., Galano G.M., Zuluaga N., Gil-Izquierdo A. and Muñoz-Durango K.

Oxylipin regulation by phenolic compounds from coffee beverage: Positive outcomes from a randomized controlled trial in healthy adults and macrophage derived foam cells.

Free Radic. Biol. Med. 2020, 120, 604-617; doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2020.07.020

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Ortega-Vega EL, Guzmán-Castañeda SJ, Campo O, Velásquez-Mejía EP, de la Cuesta-Zuluaga J, Bedoya G, Escobar JS.

Variants in genes of innate immunity, appetite control and energy metabolism are associated with host cardiometabolic health and gut microbiota composition.

Gut Microbes. 2020, 11 (3), 556-568; doi: 10.1080/19490976.2019.1619440.
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Guzmán-Castañeda SJ, Ortega-Vega EL, de la Cuesta-Zuluaga J, Velásquez-Mejía EP, Rojas W, Bedoya G, Escobar JS.

Gut microbiota composition explains more variance in the host cardiometabolic risk than genetic ancestry.

Gut Microbes. 2020, 11 (2), 191-204; doi: 10.1080/19490976.2019.1634416.
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Estrada Ramirez O.A., Restrepo Uribe L., Noriega Escobar M.P., Muñoz-Durango K., Álvarez Ramírez C.M., Mazo Rivas J.C., Penagos Vélez L.

Dietary supplement derived from natural products by hot melt extrusion (HME) processing. 2019. WO/2018/172998; PCT/IB2018/051998.

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de la Cuesta-Zuluaga J, Kelley ST, Chen Y, Escobar JS, Mueller NT, Ley RE, McDonald D, Huang S, Swafford AD, Knight R, Thackray V.

Age and sex-dependent patterns of gut microbial diversity in human adults.

mSystems. 2019; 4: e00261-19.
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Caro-Gómez E, Sierra JA, Escobar JS, Álvarez-Quintero R, Naranjo M, Medina S, Velásquez-Mejía EP, Tabares-Guevara JH, Jaramillo JC, León-Varela YM, Muñoz-Durango K, Ramírez-Pineda JR.

Green coffee extract improves cardiometabolic parameters and modulates gut microbiota in high-fat diet fed ApoE-/- mice.

Nutrients. 2019; 11: 497.
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J. de la Cuesta-Zuluaga J, N.T. Mueller, R. Álvarez-Quintero, E.P. Velásquez-Mejía, J.A. Sierra, V. Corrales-Agudelo, J.A. Carmona, J.M. Abad, J.S. Escobar

Higher fecal short-chain fatty acid levels are associated with gut microbiome dysbiosis, obesity, hypertension and cardiometabolic disease risk factors.

Nutrients. 2019; 11 (1): 51.
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J. de la Cuesta-Zuluaga, V. Corrales-Agudelo, E.P. Velásquez-Mejía, J.A. Carmona, J.M. Abad, J.S. Escobar.

Gut microbiota is associated with obesity and cardiometabolic disease in a population in the midst of Westernization.

Scientific Reports. 2018; 8: 11356.
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O.J. Lara-Guzmán, Á. Gil-Izquierdo, S. Medina, E. Osorio, R. Álvarez-Quintero, N. Zuluaga, C. Oger, J.-M. Galano, T. Durand, K. Muñoz-Durango.

Oxidized LDL triggers changes in oxidative stress and inflammatory biomarkers in human macrophages.

Redox Biol. 15 (2018) 1–11. doi:

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EJ. de la Cuesta-Zuluaga, V. Corrales-Agudelo, J.A. Carmona, J.M. Abad, J.S. Escobar.

Body size phenotypes comprehensively assess cardiometabolic risk and refine the association between obesity and gut microbiota.

International Journal of Obesity. 2018; 42 (3): 424–432.

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E.P. Velásquez-Mejía, J. de la Cuesta-Zuluaga, J.S. Escobar.

Impact of DNA extraction, sample dilution, and reagent contamination on 16S rRNA gene sequencing of human feces.

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 2018; 102 (1): 403–411.

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Muñoz AM, Velásquez CM, Agudelo GM, Uscátegui RM, Estrada A, Patiño FA, et al.

Examining for an association between candidate gene polymorphisms in the metabolic syndrome components on excess weight and adiposity measures in youth: a cross-sectional study.

Genes & Nutrition. 2017;12:19

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De La Cuesta-Zuluaga J, Mueller NT, Corrales-Agudelo V, et al.
Metformin is associated with higher relative abundance of mucin-degrading akkermansia muciniphila and several short-chain fatty acid-producing microbiota in the gut.
Diabetes Care. 2017;40(1):54-62.

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Corrales-Agudelo V, Parra-Sosa BE, Burgos-Herrera L.
Proteins related to body iron metabolism. 
Perspectivas en Nutrición Humana2016;18:95-116.

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de la Cuesta-Zuluaga J, Escobar JS.
Considerations For Optimizing Microbiome Analysis Using a Marker Gene.
Frontiers in Nutrition. 2016; 3: 26

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Lara-Guzmán OJ, Álvarez-Quintero R, Osorio E, Naranjo-Cano M, Muñoz-Durango K.
GC/MS method to quantify bioavailable phenolic compounds and antioxidant capacity determination of plasma after acute coffee consumption in human volunteers.
Food Research International. 2016;89:219-226.

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Agudelo-Ochoa GM, Pulgarin-Zapata IC, Velasquez-Rodriguez CM, et al.
Coffee Consumption Increases the Antioxidant Capacity of Plasma and Has No Effect on the Lipid Profile or Vascular Function in Healthy Adults in a Randomized Controlled Trial.
Journal of Nutrition. 2016;146(3):524-531.

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Herrera M J, Parra S BE, Corrales A V, Olivares G M, Pizarro A F, Gaitán Ch D.
Calcium as a nutrient involved in the synthesis and localization of proteins that facilitate iron uptake and efflux in enterocytes.
Revista Chilena de Nutrición. 2015;42:392-398

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Parra BE, Manjarrés LM, Velásquez CM, et al.
Lipid profile and consumption of fruits and vegetables in a group of young people from 10 to 19 years old, according to the body mass index.
Revista Colombiana de Cardiología. 2015;22(2):72-80.

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Agudelo GM, Bedoya G, Estrada A, Patiño FA, Muñoz AM, Velásquez CM.
Variations in the Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Adolescents According to Different Criteria Used for Diagnosis: Which Definition Should Be Chosen for This Age Group?
Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders. 2014;12(4):202-209.

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Orozco AC, Muñoz AM, Velásquez CM, et al.
Variant in CAPN10 gene and environmental factors show evidence of association with excess weight among young people in a Colombian population.

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Juan S. Escobar, Bernadette Klotz, Beatriz E Valdes and Gloria M Agudelo
The gut microbiota of Colombians differs from that of Americans, Europeans and Asians
BMC Microbiology. 2014; 14:311.

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Ossa E, Arango E, Velásquez-Rodriguez CM, et al.
Quality of Life Related to the Health of a Group of Adolescents of Medellín, Colombia:  Association of Sociodemographic Aspects, Excess Weight or Obesity and Physical Activity.
Revista Colombiana de Psicología. 2014;23(2).

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Patiño F, Márquez J, Uscátegui R, et al.
Effect of an intervention with physical exercise and nutritional counseling on components of metabolic syndrome in overweight youngsters.

Revista IATREIA 2013;26:34-43

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Múnera NE, Uscátegui RM, Parra BE, et al.
Environmental risk factors and components of metabolic syndrome in adolescents with excess weight
Biomédica. 2012;32:77-91.

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