Browsing by Author "Villanueva Belmonte, Cristina"

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  • Jain, Pooja; Vineis, Paolo; Liquet, Benoît; Vlaanderen, Jelle; Bodinier, Barbara; van Veldhoven, Karin; Kogevinas, Manolis; Athersuch, Toby J.; Font-Ribera, Laia; Villanueva Belmonte, Cristina; Vermeulen, Roel; Chadeau-Hyam, Marc (BMJ Publishing Group, 2018)
    Epidemiological studies provide evidence that environmental exposures may affect health through complex mixtures. Formal investigation of the effect of exposure mixtures is usually achieved by modelling interactions, which ...
  • Villanueva Belmonte, Cristina; Gracia Lavedan, Esther; Castaño Vinyals, Gemma; Espinosa Díaz, Ana; Espejo Herrera, Nadia Carminia, 1983-; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.; Kogevinas, Manolis (Environmental health perspectives, 2016)
    BACKGROUND: Evidence on the association between colorectal cancer and exposure to disinfection by-products in drinking water is inconsistent. OBJECTIVES: We assessed long-term exposure to trihalomethanes (THMs), the most ...
  • Espejo Herrera, Nadia Carminia, 1983-; Gràcia Lavedan, Esther; Castaño Vinyals, Gemma; Basagaña Flores, Xavier; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.; Kogevinas, Manolis; Villanueva Belmonte, Cristina (Wiley, 2016)
    Ingested nitrate leads to the endogenous synthesis of N-nitroso compounds (NOCs), animal carcinogens with limited human evidence. We aimed to evaluate the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) associated with nitrate exposure ...
  • Salas, Lucas A.; Bustamante Pineda, Mariona; González Ruiz, Juan Ramón; Gracia Lavedan, Esther; Moreno, Víctor; Kogevinas, Manolis; Villanueva Belmonte, Cristina (Taylor & Francis, 2015)
    Trihalomethanes (THM) are undesired disinfection byproducts (DBPs) formed during water treatment. Mice exposed to DBPs showed global DNA hypomethylation and c-myc and c-jun gene-specific hypomethylation, while evidence of ...
  • Pedersen, Marie; Mendez, Michelle A.; Espinosa Díaz, Ana; Villanueva Belmonte, Cristina; Gracia Lavedan, Esther; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.; Cirach, Marta; Agramunt, Silvia; Kogevinas, Manolis (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2015)
    BACKGROUND: Bulky DNA adducts reflect genotoxic exposures, have been associated with lower birth weight, and may predict cancer risk. OBJECTIVE: We selected factors known or hypothesized to affect in utero adduct formation ...
  • Font Ribera, Laia (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2010-11-29)
    ANTECEDENTS: La natació té beneficis per la salut, però l’assistència a piscines comporta l’exposició a subproductes de la cloració (SPC). Els banyistes podrien tenir cert risc de patir efectes respiratoris, com l’asma, ...
  • Villanueva Belmonte, Cristina; Gracia Lavedan, Esther; Ibarluzea, Jesús; Marina, Loreto Santa; Ballester Díez, Ferran; Llop, Sabrina; Tardón, Adonina; Fernandez, Mariana F.; Freire, Carmen; Goñi, Fernando; Basagaña Flores, Xavier; Kogevinas, Manolis; Grimalt Obrador, Joan; Sunyer Deu, Jordi (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), 2011)
    Background: Evidence associating exposure to water disinfection by-products with reduced birth weight and altered duration of gestation remains inconclusive. Objective: We assessed exposure to trihalomethanes (THMs) during ...
  • Salas, Lucas A.; Font Ribera, Laia; Bustamante Pineda, Mariona; Sumoy Van Dyck, Lauro; Grimalt Obrador, Joan; Bonnin, Sarah; Aguilar Morón, María A.; Mattlin, Heidi; Hummel, Manuela; Ferrer Del Alamo, Ana; Kogevinas, Manolis; Villanueva Belmonte, Cristina (Elsevier, 2017)
    Exposure to disinfection by-products (DBP) such as trihalomethanes (THM) in swimming pools has been linked to adverse health effects in humans, but their biological mechanisms are unclear. We evaluated short-term changes ...
  • Espejo Herrera, Nadia Carminia, 1983-; Gràcia Lavedan, Esther; Font Ribera, Laia; Castaño Vinyals, Gemma; Kogevinas, Manolis; Villanueva Belmonte, Cristina (Environmental Health Perspectives, 2016)
    BACKGROUND: Ingested nitrate leads to endogenous formation of N-nitroso compounds that are breast carcinogens in animals, but human evidence is limited. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated ingested nitrate as a risk factor for breast ...
  • Salas, Lucas A.; Villanueva Belmonte, Cristina; Tajuddin, Salman Muhammad; Amaral, André F.S.; Fernández, Agustín F.; Moore, Lee E.; Carrato, Alfredo; Tardón, Adonina; Serra, Consol; García Closas, Reina; Basagaña Flores, Xavier; Rothman, Nathaniel; Silverman, Debra T.; Cantor, Kenneth P; Kogevinas, Manolis; Real, Francisco X.; Fraga, Mario F.; Malats i Riera, Núria (Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2014)
    DNA methylation changes contribute to bladder carcinogenesis. Trihalomethanes (THM), a class of disinfection by-products, are associated with increased urothelial bladder cancer (UBC) risk. THM exposure in animal models ...
  • Maitre, Léa; Villanueva Belmonte, Cristina; Lewis, Matthew R.; Ibarluzea, Jesús; Santa Marina, Loreto; Vrijheid, Martine; Sunyer Deu, Jordi; Coen, Muireann; Toledano, Mireille B. (BioMed Central, 2016)
    BACKGROUND: Maternal metabolism during pregnancy is a major determinant of the intra-uterine environment and fetal outcomes. Herein, we characterize the maternal urinary metabolome throughout pregnancy to identify maternal ...
  • Espejo Herrera, Nadia Carminia, 1983- (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2015-11-13)
    Ingested nitrate is a precursor of N-nitroso compounds that are carcinogens in animals, with limited evidence in humans. The main objective of this thesis was to evaluate whether the exposure to nitrate through drinking ...
  • Cantor, Kenneth P; Villanueva Belmonte, Cristina; Silverman, Debra T.; Figueroa, Jonine D.; Real, Francisco X.; García Closas, Montserrat; Malats i Riera, Núria; Chanock, Stephen J.; Yeager, Meredith; Tardón, Adonina; García Closas, Reina; Serra, Consol; Carrato, Alfredo; Castaño Vinyals, Gemma; Samanic, Claudine; Rothman, Nathaniel; Kogevinas, Manolis (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), 2010)
    Background: Bladder cancer has been linked with long-term exposure to disinfection by-products (DBPs) in drinking water.Objectives: In this study we investigated the combined influence of DBP exposure and polymorphisms in ...
  • Castaño Vinyals, Gemma; Cantor, Kenneth P; Villanueva Belmonte, Cristina; Tardón, Adonina; García Closas, Reina; Serra, Consol; Carrato, Alfredo; Malats i Riera, Núria; Rothman, Nathaniel; Silverman, Debra T.; Kogevinas, Manolis (BioMed Central, 2011)
    Background: Disinfection by-products in drinking water are chemical contaminants that have been associated with cancer and other adverse effects. Exposure occurs from consumption of tap water, inhalation and dermal absorption. ...
  • Pastor-Barriuso, Roberto; Fernandez, Mariana F.; Castaño Vinyals, Gemma; Whelan, Denis ; Pérez-Gómez, Beatriz; Llorca, Javier; Villanueva Belmonte, Cristina; Guevara, Marcela; Molina-Molina, José Manuel; Artacho-Cordón, Francisco; Barriuso-Lapresa, Laura; Tusquets Trias de Bes, Ignacio; Dierssen Sotos, Trinidad; Aragonés, Núria; Olea, Nicolás; Kogevinas, Manolis; Pollan, Marina (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2016)
    BACKGROUND: Most studies on endocrine-disrupting chemicals and breast cancer have focused on single compounds and have produced inconclusive findings. OBJECTIVES: We assessed the combined estrogenic effects of mixtures of ...
  • Font Ribera, Laia; Colomer Cotta, Jordi; Gómez Gutiérrez, Anna; Villanueva Belmonte, Cristina (Elsevier, 2017)
    Bottled water consumption is increasing worldwide, despite its huge economic and environmental cost. We aim to describe personal and tap water quality determinants of bottled water use in the city of Barcelona. This ...
  • Rosato, Valentina; Tavani, Alessandra; Gràcia Lavedan, Esther; Guinó, Elisabet; Castaño Vinyals, Gemma; Villanueva Belmonte, Cristina; Kogevinas, Manolis; Polesel, Jerry; Serraino, Diego; Pisa, Federica; Barbone, Fabio; Moreno, Víctor; La Vecchia, Carlo; Bosetti, Cristina (Frontiers, 2016)
    BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes mellitus has been associated with an excess risk of colorectal cancer, although the time-risk relationship is unclear, and there is limited information on the role of antidiabetic medications. ...
  • Salas Díaz, Lucas Andrés, 1980- (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2015-07-09)
    Disinfection by-products (DBP) are complex mixtures of toxicants derived from drinking water treatment. Trihalomethanes (THM) and haloacetic acids (HAA) are the most prevalent DBP in chlorinated waters, which are used as ...
  • Morral, Clara; Martínez Solanas, Èrica, 1982-; Villanueva Belmonte, Cristina; Basagaña Flores, Xavier (Elsevier, 2018)
    BACKGROUND: A few studies in high-income countries have investigated the relationship between ambient temperature and/or precipitation and the occurrence of gastroenteritis. In most of the cases, hot temperatures and heavy ...