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Nuestro grupo se dedica al estudio poblacional de los determinantes nutricionales tempranos de origen de obesidad y enfermedades crónicas asociadas, particularmente enfermedades metabólicas y cáncer de mama.
Nuestro trabajo se centra en la realización de estudios epidemiológicos de tipo longitudinal ( tanto observacionales como de intervención) en etapas consideradas críticas para la aparición de estas enfermedades, como son el embarazo, la infancia, y la adolescencia. Adicionalmente, llevamos a cabo estudios de monitoreo de ambientes alimentarios (conjunto de factores que definen los patrones de alimentación poblacional) y de evaluación de políticas públicas nutricionales.
Grado Académico
  • Doctor en Nutrición, Emory University
  • Magister en Salud Pública, Universidad de Chile
  • Médico Cirujano, Universidad de Chile
Unidad Académica

Nutrición Pública

Áreas de interés
  • Crecimiento y Desarrollo Infantil
2011 Albala C, Corvalán C. Epidemiology of obesity in children in South America. In: Moreno L, Ahrens W, Pigeot I., editors. Epidemiology of obesity in children and adolescents. New York: Springer Verlag; 2011, p. 95-110
2010 Sanigorski A, Corvalán C, Uauy R. Obesity in early childhood and working in preschool settings. In: Waters E, Swinburn B, Uauy R, Seidell J, editors. Preventing childhood obesity: Evidence, policy and practice. West Sussex, UK: Blackwell, 2010, p. 253-262
2010 Kain J, Corvalán C, Uauy R. Developing country perspectives on obesity. In: Waters E, Swinburn B, Uauy R, Seidell J, editors. Preventing childhood obesity: Evidence, policy and practice. West Sussex, UK: Blackwell; 2010, p. 283-291
2018 Mediano Stoltze F, Barker JO, Kanter R, Corvalán C, Reyes M, Taillie LS, Dillman Carpentier FR. Prevalence of child-directed and general audience marketing strategies on the front of beverage packaging: the case of Chile. Public Health Nutr. 2018; 21(3):454-464
2018 Cediel G, Reyes M, da Costa Louzada ML, Martinez Steele E, Monteiro CA, Corvalán C, Uauy R. Ultra-processed foods and added sugars in the Chilean diet (2010). Public Health Nutr. 2018; 21(1):125-133
2017 Pérez-Escamilla R, Lutter CK, Rabadan-Diehl C, Rubinstein A, Calvillo A, Corvalán C, Batis C, Jacoby E, Vorkoper S, Kline L, Ewart-Pierce E, Rivera JA. Prevention of childhood obesity and food policies in Latin America: from research to practice. Obes Rev. 2017 Jul;18 Suppl 2:28-38
2017 Pereira A, Iñiguez G, Corvalan C, Mericq V. High DHEAS is associated with earlier pubertal events in girls but not in boys. J Endocr Soc. 2017 May 19; 1(7):800-808
2017 Binder AM, Corvalan C, Mericq V, Pereira A, Santos JL, Horvath S, Shepherd J, Michels KB. Faster ticking rate of the epigenetic clock is associated with faster pubertal development in girls. Epigenetics. 2017 Dec 13 (In Press)
2017 Mericq V, Pereira A, Uauy R, Corvalán C. Early BMI gain and later height growth predicts higher DHEAS concentrations in 7-year-old Chilean children. Horm Res Paediatr. 2017; 87(1):15-22
2017 Gaskins AJ, Pereira A, Quintiliano D, Shepherd JA, Uauy R, Corvalán C, Michels KB. Dairy intake in relation to breast and pubertal development in Chilean girls. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017; 105(5):1166-1175
2017 Busch AS, Hagen CP, Main KM, Pereira A, Corvalan C, Almstrup K, Mericq V, Juul A. Genetic variation of Follicle-stimulating hormone action is associated with age at testicular growth in boys. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017; 102(5):1740-1749
2017 Vásquez FD, Corvalán CL, Uauy RE, Kain JA. Anthropometric indicators as predictors of total body fat and cardiometabolic risk factors in Chilean children at 4, 7 and 10 years of age. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2017; 71(4):536-543
2017 Corvalán C, Garmendia ML, Jones-Smith J, Lutter CK, Miranda JJ, Pedraza LS, Popkin BM, Ramirez-Zea M, Salvo D, Stein AD. Nutrition status of children in Latin America. Obes Rev. 2017 Jul;18 Suppl 2:7-18
2016 Kain J, Martínez M, Close M, Uauy R, Corvalán C. The association of excessive growth with development of general and central obesity at 7 years of age in every period after birth in Chilean children. Nutrition 2016; 32(4):426-431
2016 Linares J, Corvalán C, Galleguillos B, Kain J, González L, Uauy R, Garmendia ML, Mericq V. The effects of pre-pregnancy BMI and maternal factors on the timing of adiposity rebound in offspring. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2016; 24(6):1313-1319
2016 Sánchez U, Weisstaub G, Santos JL, Corvalán C, Uauy R. GOCS cohort: children’s eating behavior scores and BMI. Eur J Clin Nutr 2016; 70(8):925-928
2016 Cediel G, Corvalán C, Aguirre C, López de Romaña D, Uauy R. Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D associated with indicators of body fat and insulin resistance in prepubertal Chilean children. Int J Obes (Lond) 2016; 40(1):147-152
2016 Cediel G, Corvalán C, López de Romaña D, Mericq V, Uauy R. Prepubertal adiposity, vitamin D status, and insulin resistance. Pediatrics 2016 Jun 22; 138(1):e20160076
2016 Costa M, Garmendia ML, Corvalán C, Reyes M. The presence and duration of overweight are associated with low-grade inflammation in prepubertal Chilean children. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2016; 14(9):449-454
2016 Poston L, Caleyachetty R, Cnattingius S, Corvalán C, Uauy R, Herring S, Gillman MW. Preconceptional and maternal obesity: Epidem iology and health consequences. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2016 Dec; 4(12):1025-1036
2015 Rios-Castillo I, Cerezo S, Corvalán C, Martínez M, Kain J. Risk factors during the prenatal period and the first year of life associated with overweight in 7-year-old low-income Chilean children. Matern Child Nutr 2015; 11(4):595-605
2015 Pereira A, Corvalán C, Uauy R, Klein K, Mericq V. Ultrasensitive estrogen levels at 7 years of age predict earlier thelarche: evidence from girls of the growth and obesity Chilean cohort. Eur J Endocrinol 2015; 173(6):835-842
2015 Aguirre C, Salazar G, Lopez de Romaña D, Kain J, Corvalán C, Uauy R. Evaluation of simple body composition methods: assessment of validity in prepubertal Chilean children. Eur J Clin Nutr 2015; 69(2):269-273
2015 Garmendia ML, Corvalan C, Araya M, Casanello P, Kusanovic JP, Uauy R. Effectiveness of a normative nutrition intervention (diet, physical activity and breastfeeding) on maternal nutrition and offspring growth: the Chilean maternal and infant nutrition cohort study (CHiMINCs). BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2015 Aug 18;15:175
2014 González L, Corvalán C, Pereira A, Kain J, Garmendia ML, Uauy R. Early adiposity rebound is associated with metabolic risk in 7-year-old children. Int J Obes (Lond) 2014; 38(10):1299-1304
2014 Garmendia ML, Alonso FT, Kain J, Uauy R, Corvalan C. Alarming weight gain in women of a post-transitional country. Public Health Nutr 2014; 17(3):667-673
2014 Pizzi C, Cole TJ, Richiardi L, Dos-Santos-Silva I, Corvalan C, De Stavola B. Prenatal influences on size, velocity and tempo of infant growth: findings from three contemporary cohorts. PLoS One 2014 Feb 27;9(2):e90291
2014 Uauy R, Garmendia ML, Corvalán C. Addressing the double burden of malnutrition with a common agenda. Nestle Nutr Inst Workshop Ser 2014; 78:39-52
2014 Corvalan C. Unconditional or conditional change: does it matter? Growth charts for monitoring weight gain during pregnancy. Am J Clin Nutr 2014; 99(2):245-246
2014 Pereira A, Garmendia ML, González D, Kain J, Mericq V, Uauy R, Corvalán C. Breast bud detection: a validation study in the Chilean Growth Obesity Cohort Study. BMC Womens Health 2014 Aug 13; 14:96
2014 Caleyachetty R, Tait CA, Kengne AP, Corvalan C, Uauy R, Echouffo-Tcheugui JB. Tobacco use in pregnant women: analysis of data from Demographic and Health Surveys from 54 low-income and middle-income countries. Lancet Glob Health 2014; 2(9):e513-520
2014 Garmendia ML, Corvalan C, Uauy R. Assessing the Public Health Impact of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Nutrition Interventions. Ann Nutr Metab 2014;64(3-4):226-230
2013 Uauy R, Corvalan C, Casanello P, Kuzanovic J. Intervention strategies for preventing low birthweight in developing countries: Importance of considering multiple interactive factors. Nestle Nutr Inst Workshop Ser 2013; 74:31-52
2013 Uauy R, Casanello P, Krause B, Kuzanovic J, Corvalan C; The International Fetal and Newborn Growth Consortium for the 21st Century (INTERGROWTH-21st). Conceptual basis for prescriptive growth standards from conception to early childhood: present and future. BJOG 2013; 120 (Suppl 2):3-8
2013 Corvalán C, Uauy R, Mericq V. Obesity is positively associated with dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate concentrations at 7 y in Chilean children of normal birth weight. Am J Clin Nutr 2013; 97(2):318-325
2013 Garmendia ML, Corvalan C, Uauy R. Addressing malnutrition while avoiding obesity: minding the balance. Eur J Clin Nutr 2013; 67(5):513-517
2013 Corvalán C, Reyes M, Garmendia ML, Uauy R. Structural responses to the obesity and non-communicable diseases epidemic: The Chilean law of food labeling and advertising. Obes Rev 2013; 14(Suppl 2):79-87
2013 Galván M, Uauy R, Corvalán C, López-Rodríguez G, Kain J. Determinants of cognitive development of low SES children in Chile: A post-transitional country with rising childhood obesity rates. Matern Child Health J 2013; 17(7):1243-1251
2012 Winter HS, Mossialos E, Naci H, Chandra A, Salojee H, Yamashiro Y, Bhutta ZA, Uauy R, Corvalan C. The economics of health care delivery. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2012; 55(5):482-488
2011 Uauy R, Kain J, Corvalan C. How can the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) hypothesis contribute to improving health in developing countries?. Am J Clin Nutr 2011; 94(6):1759S-1764S
2011 Uauy R, Corvalan C, Kain J. The pacific obesity prevention in communities (OPIC) project. Obes Rev 2011; 12(Suppl 2):1-2
2010 Kain J, Galván M, Taibo M, Corvalán C, Lera L, Uauy R. Evolución del estado nutricional de niños chilenos desde la etapa preescolar a la escolar: Resultados antropométricos según procedencia de las mediciones (Evolution of the nutritional status of Chilean children from preschool to school age: anthropometric results according to the source of the data). Arch Latinoam Nutr 2010; 60(2):155-159
2010 Corvalán C, Uauy R, Kain J, Martorell R. Obesity indicators and cardiometabolic status in 4-y-old children. Am J Clin Nutr 2010; 91(1):166-174
2009 Santos JL, Kain J, Dominguez-Vasquez P, Lera L, Galvan M, Corvalan C, Uauy R. Maternal anthropometry and feeding behavior toward preschool children: association with childhood body mass index in an observational study of Chilean families. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2009; 6(1):93 (24 p.)
2009 Corvalán C, Uauy R, Stein AD, Kain J, Martorell R. Effect of growth on cardiometabolic status at 4 y of age. Am J Clin Nutr 2009; 90(3):547-555
2009 Gutiérrez-Gómez Y, Kain J, Uauy R, Galván M, Corvalán C. Estado nutricional de preescolares asistentes a la Junta Nacional de Jardines Infantiles de Chile: Evaluación de la concordancia entre indicadores antropométricos de obesidad y obesidad central (Nutritional status of preschool children attending the Chilean National Nursery Schools Council Programs (JUNJI): assessment of the agreement among anthropometric indicators of obesity and central obesity). Arch Latinoam Nutr 2009; 59(1):30-37
2009 Corvalán C, Kain J, Weisstaub G, Uauy R. Impact of growth patterns and early diet on obesity and cardiovascular risk factors in young children from developing countries. Proc Nutr Soc 2009; 68(3):327-337
2009 Kain J, Corvalán C, Lera L, Galván M, Uauy R. Accelerated growth in early life and obesity in preschool Chilean children. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2009; 17(8):1603-1608
2009 Uauy R, Corvalan C, Dangour AD. Conference on “Multidisciplinary approaches to nutritional problems”. Rank Prize Lecture Global nutrition challenges for optimal health and well-being. Proc Nutr Soc 2009; 68(1):34-42
2008 Corvalán C, Uauy R, Flores R, Kleinbaum D, Martorell R. Reductions in the energy content of meals served in the Chilean National Nursery School Council Program did not consistently decrease obesity among beneficiaries. J Nutr 2008; 138(11):2237-2243
2008 Corvalan C, Dangour AD, Uauy R. Need to address all forms of childhood malnutrition with a common agenda. Arch Dis Child 2008; 93(5):361-362
2008 Uauy R, Kain J, Mericq V, Rojas J, Corvalán C. Nutrition, child growth, and chronic disease prevention. Ann Med 2008; 40(1):11-20
2006 Uauy R, Rojas J, Corvalán C, Lera L, Kain J. Prevention and control of obesity in preschool children: Importance of normative standards. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2006; 43(Suppl):S26-S37
2011 Kain J, Corvalán C, Lera L, Galván M, Weisstaub SG, Uauy R. Asociación entre el índice de masa corporal y la talla desde el nacimiento hasta los 5 años en preescolares chilenos (Association between body mass index (BMI) and height from birth to 5 years in Chilean preschool children). Rev Méd Chil 2011; 139(5):606-612
2010 Rojas J, Corvalán C. Avance de la Junta Nacional de Jardines Infantiles en la incorporación de los estándares de crecimiento OMS 2006 (Transition of the Chilean national nursery schools council program (JUNJI) to the use of WHO 2006 growth standards). Rev Chil Nutr 2010; 37(4): 408-417
2012 Aqueveque C, Corvalán C, Garmendia ML, Olivares S, Reyes M, Zacarías I. Estudio sobre mensajes de advertencia de nutrientes críticos en el rotulado de alimentos (Study on warning messages of critical nutrients on food labeling). Santiago: MINSAL; 2012. Solicitado por Ministerio de Salud.

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