Publications

Scholarly Journals--Submitted

  • Gina Segovia-Siapco, Michael Paalani, Keiji Oda, Peter Pribis, and Joan Sabaté.  Associations between avocado consumption and diet quality, dietary intake, measures of obesity and body composition in adolescents: The Teen Food and Development Study; submitted to Nutrients ABSTRACT: Avocado is a nutrient-rich food that has been shown to benefit the health and diet quality of adults. We examined if habitual intake of avocado among adolescents is associated with their diet quality, food and nutrient intake, and measures of obesity and body composition. Participants aged 12-18 years old (n=534) from selected public and Adventist middle-high schools reported their dietary intake in a web-based food frequency questionnaire (FFQ); anthropometrics were measured during school visits. Diet quality (DQI-I) and avocado intake were calculated from the FFQ; BMI z-scores (BMIz), waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), and fat mass (FM), fat-free mass (FFM), and %body fat (%BF) were determined from the anthropometric data. Compared to non-consumers, avocado consumers had significantly higher covariate-adjusted mean scores on total DQI-I (68.3 vs. 64.6) and energy-adjusted mean scores on variety (18.8 vs. 18.0) and adequacy (36.4 vs. 33.4). Avocado consumption was significantly associated with DQI-I components adequacy (β [SE]=0.11 [.03]) and moderation (β [SE]=0.06 [.03]) but not with BMIz, WHtR, FM, FFM, and %BF. Mean intakes of fruits, vegetables, and plant protein foods, total and vegetable proteins, dietary fiber, retinol, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium were significantly higher for avocado consumers; saturated and trans fats intakes were significantly higher for non-consumers. In our adolescent, avocado consumption was associated with higher diet quality and intake of plant-based foods and shortfall nutrients, but not with measures of obesity and body composition. Studies are needed to determine the optimal amount of avocado that would confer health benefits during adolescence. (11/2021)
  • Fresan, U., Martinez-Gonzalez, M.A., Segovia-Siapco, G., Sabaté, J., &. Bes-Rastrollo, M. A three-dimensional dietary index (health, environment and price) and reduced mortality: the "Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra" cohort. Submitted to Preventive Medicine, 2019 (under review). (11/2019)

Scholarly Journals--Published

  • Contreras-Guillen, I. A., Leeson, S., Gili, R. V., Carlino, B., Xutuc, D., Martins, M. C. T., Zapata, M. E., Segovia-Siapco, G., Sabate, J., Pacheco, F. J., & Pacheco, S. O. S. (2021). Development and usability study of an open-access interviewer-administered automated 24-h dietary recall tool in Argentina: MAR24. Front Nutr, 8, 642387. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2021.642387 (11/2021)
  • Contreras-Guillen, I. A., Leeson, S., Gili, R. V., Carlino, B., Xutuc, D., Martins, M. C. T., Zapata, M. E., Segovia-Siapco, G., Sabate, J., Pacheco, F. J., & Pacheco, S. O. S. (2021). Development and usability study of an open-access interviewer-administered automated 24-h dietary recall tool in Argentina: MAR24. Front Nutr, 8, 642387. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2021.642387 Frontiers | Development and Usability Study of an Open-Access Interviewer-Administered Automated 24-h Dietary Recall Tool in Argentina: MAR24 | Nutrition (frontiersin.org) (08/2021)
  • Fresan, U., Martinez-Gonzalez, M. A., Segovia-Siapco, G., Sabate, J., & Bes-Rastrollo, M. (2020, Aug). A three-dimensional dietary index (nutritional quality, environment and price) and reduced mortality: The "Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra" cohort. Prev Med, 137, 106124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2020.106124 Read abstract in Frontiers | Development and Usability Study of an Open-Access Interviewer-Administered Automated 24-h Dietary Recall Tool in Argentina: MAR24 | Nutrition (frontiersin.org)  (08/2021) (link)
  • Jehi, T.; Beeson, W.L.; Segovia-Siapco, G.; Koranda, B.; Santos, H.D. (2019). A health education intervention to increase fiber intake: A randomized clinical trial. International Journal of Advanced Nutritional and Health Science, 7, 354-366. (12/2019)
  • Dos Santos, H.; Beeson, W.L.; Segovia-Siapco, G.; Koranda, B.; Jehi, T. (2019). Effects of nutrition education on cardio-metabolic outcomes: A randomised clinical trial. Health Education Journal  (12/2019)
  • Segovia-Siapco, G., Rajaram, S., & Sabaté, J. (2019). Proceedings of the Seventh International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition: Introduction. (2019). Adv Nutr, 73, 968. This short manuscript is the introduction to the Proceedings of the 7th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition Supplement published in the Advances in Nutrition: an International Review Journal. (12/2019)
  • Segovia-Siapco, G. & Sabaté, J. (2019). Correction: Health and sustainability outcomes of vegetarian dietary patterns: A revisit of the EPIC-Oxford and the Adventist Health Study-2 cohorts. Eur J Clin Nutr., 73, 968. (10/2019)
  • Segovia-Siapco, G.; Sabate, J. Health and sustainability outcomes of vegetarian dietary patterns: A revisit of the EPIC-oxford and the Adventist Health Study-2 cohorts (2019). Eur J Clin Nutr, 72, 60-70. (06/2019) (link)
  • Segovia-Siapco, G., Burkholder-Cooley, N., Haddad Tabrizi, S., & Sabate, J. (2019). Beyond meat: A comparison of the dietary intakes of vegetarian and non-vegetarian adolescents. Front Nutr, 6, e86. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2019.00086. (05/2019) (link)
  • Banta, J. E., Segovia-Siapco, G., Crocker, C. B., Montoya, D., & Alhusseini, N. (2019). Mental health status and dietary intake among California adults: a population-based survey. Int J Food Sci Nutr, 1-12. doi:10.1080/09637486.2019.1570085 (2019) (link)
  • Matsumoto, S., Beeson, W. L., Shavlik, D. J., Siapco, G., Jaceldo-Siegl, K., Fraser, G., & Knutsen, S. F. (2019). Association between vegetarian diets and cardiovascular risk factors in non-Hispanic white participants of the Adventist Health Study-2. J Nutr Sci, 8, e6. doi:10.1017/jns.2019.1 (2019) (link)
  • Sabaté, J., Burkholder-Cooley, N.M., Segovia-Siapco, G., Oda, K., Wells, B.,  Orlich, M.J., & Fraser, G.E. (2018). Unscrambling the relationships of egg and meat consumption with type 2 diabetes risk. Am J Clin Nutr, 108:1-8. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqy213. (10/2018) (link)
  • Fresan, U., Bes-Rastrollo, M., Segovia-Siapco, G., Sanchez-Villegas, A., Lahortiga, F., de la Rosa, P.A., & Martinez-Gonzalez, M.A.. (2018). Does the MIND diet decrease depression risk? A comparison with Mediterranean diet in the SUN cohort. Eur J Nutr. doi: 0.1007/s00394-018-1653-x (02/2018) (link)
  • Fresan, U., Sabaté, J., Martinez-Gonzalez, M.A., Segovia-Siapco, G., delaFuente-Arrillaga, C. &. Bes-Rastrollo, M. (2018). Adherence to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and mortality risk in a Mediterranean cohort: The SUN project. Prev Med. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.11.015 (2018) (link)
  • Segovia-Siapco, G., Pribis, P., Oda, K., & Sabaté, J. (2017). Soy isoflavone consumption and age-at-onset of pubarche in adolescent males. Eur J Nutr. doi: 10.1007/s00394-017-1504-1 (2017) (link)
  • Segovia-Siapco, G., & Sabate, J. (2016). Using Personal Mobile Phones to Assess Dietary Intake in Free-Living Adolescents: Comparison of Face-to-Face Versus Telephone Training. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 4(3), e91. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.5418 (07/2016) (link)
  • Segovia-Siapco, G., Oda, K., & Sabaté, J. (2016). Evaluation of the relative validity of a Web-based food frequency questionnaire used to assess Soy Isoflavones and nutrient intake in adolescents. BMC Nutr, 2(1), 1-11. doi: 10.1186/s40795-016-0080-8 (06/2016) (link)
  • Nezami, M., Segovia-Siapco, G., Beeson, W. L., & Sabate, J. (2016). Associations between Consumption of Dairy Foods and Anthropometric Indicators of Health in Adolescents. Nutrients, 8(7). doi: 10.3390/nu8070427 (2016) (link)
  • Reinsma, K., Bolima, N., Fonteh, F., Okwen, P., Siapco, G., Yota, D., & Montgomery, S. (2015). Bobbi Be Best: The development and evaluation of an audio program and discussion guide to promote exclusive breastfeeding in Cameroon, Central Africa. Glob Health Promot. doi: 10.1177/1757975914556786 (2015) (link)
  • Banta, J. E., Khoie-Mayer, R. N., Somaiya, C. K., McKinney, O., & Segovia-Siapco, G. (2015). Mental health and food consumption among California children 5-11 years of age. Nutrition and Health. DOI: 0.1177/0260106015599511 (2015) (link)
  • Segovia-Siapco, G., Pribis, P., Messina, M., Oda, K., & Sabaté, J. (2014). Is soy intake related to age at onset of menarche? A cross-sectional study among adolescents with a wide range of soy food consumption. Nutrition J, 13 (1): 54.  DOI: 10.1186/1475-2891-13-54. Open access journal 13:54 http://www.nutritionj.com/content/13/1/54. (06/2014) (link)
  • Segovia-Siapco, G., Singh, P., Haddad, E., & Sabaté, J. (2008). Relative validity of a food frequency questionnaire used to assess food intake during a dietary intervention study. Nutrition & Cancer, 60(5):603–611. DOI: 10.1080/01635580802065294 (09/2008) (link)
  • Segovia-Siapco, G., Singh, P., Jaceldo-Siegl, K., & Sabaté, J. (2007). Validation of a food frequency questionnaire for measurement of nutrient intake in a dietary intervention study. Public Health Nutr, 10(2): 177-184. doi:10.1017/S1368980007226047 (02/2007) (link)
  • SabatéJ., Cordero-MacIntyre Z., Siapco, G., Torabian S., & Haddad E. (2005). Does walnut consumption lead to weight gain? British J of Clin Nutr, 94: 859-864. (09/2005) (link)

Abstract

  • Segovia-Siapco, G.; Sabate, J. Correction: Health and sustainability outcomes of vegetarian dietary patterns: A revisit of the EPIC-Oxford and the Adventist Health Study-2 cohorts. (2019). Eur J Clin Nutr, 73, 968 (10/2019)
  • Siapco, G. S., Oda, K., & Sabate, J. (2016). Comparison of a Web-Based Food Frequency Questionnaire with Photograph-Assisted Food Records in Assessing Nutrient Intake of Adolescents. The FASEB Journal, 30(1 Supplement), 1153.1159.  (04/2016)
  • Sabate, J., Oda, K., & Siapco, G. S. (2016). Evaluation of a Web-Based Dietary Questionnaire Used to Assess Soy Isoflavones Intake in Young People. The FASEB Journal, 30(1 Supplement), 1153.1110. (04/2016)
  • Nezami, M., Sabate, J., Beeson, L., & Segovia-Siapco, G. (2016). Beverage Consumption among Adventist Adolescents in the Teen FAD Study. The FASEB Journal, 30(1 Supplement), 270.276. (04/2016)
  • Fahnestock, L. A., Smith, R. D., Randhawa, M., Siapco, G., Soret, S., Lloren, J., & Sabate, J. (2016). Consumption of Rice Products Containing Low Levels of Arsenic and Its Relationship to Health Outcomes Utilizing Blood Pressure Readings: An Initial Analysis of NHANES Data. The FASEB Journal, 30(1 Supplement), 677.672.  (04/2016)
  • Al Abdrabalnabi, A., Segovia-Siapco, G., Heim, L., Sabaté, J., & Wien, M. (2016). Validation of a Food Frequency Questionnaire to Assess Nutrient Intake for Diabetes Intervention Trial. The FASEB Journal, 30(1 Supplement), 1153.1112.  (04/2016)
  • Nezami, M., Sabate, J., Beeson, L., & Segovia-Siapco, G. (2016). Milk and Dairy Foods and Growth Parameters among Adolescents. The FASEB Journal, 30(1 Supplement), 905.908.  (04/2016)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Sabate, J., Oda, K., & Siapco, G. S. (2016). Evaluation of a Web-Based Dietary Questionnaire Used to Assess Soy Isoflavones Intake in Young People. The FASEB Journal, 30(1 Supplement), 1153.1110. Poster presented at the Experimental Biology 2016 held April 2-6, 2016 in San Diego, California, USA. (04/2016)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Siapco, G. S., Oda, K., & Sabate, J. (2016). Comparison of a Web-Based Food Frequency Questionnaire with Photograph-Assisted Food Records in Assessing Nutrient Intake of Adolescents. The FASEB Journal, 30(1 Supplement), 1153.1159. Poster presented at the Experimental Biology 2016 held April 2-6, 2016 in San Diego, California, USA. (04/2016)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Nezami, M., Sabate, J., Beeson, L., & Segovia-Siapco, G. (2016). Milk and Dairy Foods and Growth Parameters among Adolescents. The FASEB Journal, 30(1 Supplement), 905.908. Poster presented at the Experimental Biology 2016 held April 2-6, 2016 in San Diego, California, USA. (04/2016)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Fahnestock, L. A., Smith, R. D., Randhawa, M., Siapco, G., Soret, S., Lloren, J., & Sabate, J. (2016). Consumption of Rice Products Containing Low Levels of Arsenic and Its Relationship to Health Outcomes Utilizing Blood Pressure Readings: An Initial Analysis of NHANES Data. The FASEB Journal, 30(1 Supplement), 677.672. Poster presented at the Experimental Biology 2016 held April 2-6, 2016 in San Diego, California, USA. (04/2016)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Nezami, M., Sabate, J., Beeson, L., & Segovia-Siapco, G. (2016). Beverage Consumption among Adventist Adolescents in the Teen FAD Study. The FASEB Journal, 30(1 Supplement), 270.276.   Paper presented at the Experimental Biology 2016 held April 2-6, 2016 in San Diego, California, USA. (04/2016)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Al Abdrabalnabi, A., Segovia-Siapco, G., Heim, L., Sabaté, J., & Wien, M. (2016). Validation of a Food Frequency Questionnaire to Assess Nutrient Intake for Diabetes Intervention Trial. The FASEB Journal, 30(1 Supplement), 1153.1112. Poster presented at the Experimental Biology 2016 held April 2-6, 2016 in San Diego, California, USA. (04/2016)
  • Siapco Gina, & Sabate Joan. (2014). Food intake reporting among adolescents using picture and text messaging with personal mobile phones. FASEB Journal, 28(1), . (04/2014)
  • Sabate Joan, Siapco Gina, Pribis Peter, & Oda Keiji. (2014). Soy intake and age at onset of menarche among adolescents with a high and wide range of soy consumption. FASEB Journal, 28(1), . (04/2014)
  • Huey Lynnley, Bitok Edward, Siapco Gina, & Sabate Joan. (2014). Association between soy intake, infant feeding type, and obesity risk in adolescents. FASEB Journal, 28(1), . (04/2014)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Burkholder, N., Siapco, G., Haddad Tabrizi, S., & Sabaté, J. (2014). Comparison of food intake of vegetarian and non-vegetarian adolescents (1024.12). The FASEB Journal, 28(1 Supplement). Poster presented at the Experimental Biology 2014 held April 26-30, 2014  in San Diego, California, USA. (04/2014)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Clarke, A., Phang, C.-C., Sirirat, R., Heskey, C., Siapco, G., & Sabaté, J. (2014). Association between sleep patterns and food choices among adolescents (47.7). The FASEB Journal, 28(1 Supplement). Poster presented at the Experimental Biology 2014 held on April 26-30, 2014 in San Diego, California, USA. (04/2014)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Huey, L., Bitok, E., Siapco, G., & Sabaté, J. (2014). Association between soy intake, infant feeding type, and obesity risk in adolescents (1024.19). The FASEB Journal, 28(1 Supplement). Poster presented at the Experimental Biology 2014 held on April 26-30, 2014 in San Diego, California, USA. (04/2014)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Heskey, C., Sirirat, R., Chen-Chen, P., Abigail, C., Siapco, G., & Sabaté, J. (2014). Association between sleep, and dietary habits and exercise among adolescents (47.2). The FASEB Journal, 28(1 Supplement). Poster presented at the Experimental Biology 2014 held on April 26-30, 2014 in San Diego, California, USA. (04/2014)
  • Tabrizi Sara Haddad, Segovia-Siapco Gina, Burkholder Nasira Medora, & Sabate Joan. (2014). Comparison of food intake patterns of adolescents with USDA My Plate Dietary Guidelines. FASEB Journal, 28(1), . (04/2014)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Haddad Tabrizi, S., Segovia-Siapco, G., Medora Burkholder, N., & Sabaté, J. (2014). Comparison of food intake patterns of adolescents with USDA My Plate Dietary Guidelines (1024.15). The FASEB Journal, 28(1 Supplement). Poster presented at the Experimental Biology 2014 held on April 26-30, 2014 in San Diego, California, USA. (04/2014)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Sabaté, J., Siapco, G., Pribis, P., & Oda, K. (2014). Soy intake and age at onset of menarche among adolescents with a high and wide range of soy consumption (1024.1). The FASEB Journal, 28(1 Supplement). Poster presented at the Experimental Biology 2014 held on April 26-30, 2014 in San Diego, California, USA. (04/2014)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Siapco, G., & Sabaté, J. (2014). Food intake reporting among adolescents using picture and text messaging with personal mobile phones (1022.1). The FASEB Journal, 28(1 Supplement). Poster presented at the Experimental Biology 2014 held on April 26-30, 2014 in San Diego, California, USA. (04/2014)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Segovia-Siapco G, Hilton J, Sabaté J (2013). Comparison of vegetarian and non-vegetarian adolescents on anthropometric parameters. Annals Nutr Metab, 63:646-646. Poster presented at the IUNS 20th International Congress of Nutrition held Sept 15-20, 2013 in Granada, Spain. (04/2014)
  • Sabate J, Norkunas T, Huey L, & Segovia-Siapco G. (2013). Regular soy intake supports normal growth of teens and has no effect on risk of obesity. FASEB Journal, 27, 1. (04/2013)
  • Siapco G S, Alomairah S, & Sabate J. (2013). Can teens accurately report their weight, height, and waist and hip circumferences?. FASEB Journal, 27, 1. (04/2013)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Nezami, M., Siapco, G., & Sabate, J. (2013). Dairy intake and obesity risk among teens. The FASEB Journal, 27(1_MeetingAbstracts), 1063.1020. Poster presented at the Experimental Biology 2013 held April 20-24, 2013 in Boston, MA, USA. (04/2013)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Sabate, J., Norkunas, T., Huey, L., & Segovia-Siapco, G. (2013). Regular soy intake supports normal growth of teens and has no effect on risk of obesity. The FASEB Journal, 27(1_MeetingAbstracts), 1060.1017. Poster presented  at the Experimental Biology 2013 held April 20-24, 2013 in Boston, MA, USA. (04/2013)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Siapco, G. S., Alomairah, S., & Sabate, J. (2013). Can teens accurately report their weight, height, and waist and hip circumferences? FASEB Journal, 27(1_MeetingAbstracts), 1060.1015. Poster presented  at the Experimental Biology 2013 held on April 20-24, 2013 in Boston, MA, USA. (04/2013)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Burns-Whitmore B., Siapco G., Rajaram S., & Sabaté J. (2006). Comparison of Erythrocyte Fatty Acid Composition of Lacto-ovo Vegetarians and Non-Vegetarians. FASEB J, 20(5): p. A1025. Poster presented at the Experimental Biology held April 5-9, 2008 in San Diego, California, USA. (04/2008)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Segovia-Siapco, G., Burns-Whitmore, B., Sabaté, J. & Rajaram. S. (2008). Plasma lipids and body composition: A comparison of lacto-ovo vegetarians and non-vegetarians. FASEB J, 22: 1092.16.    Poster presented at the Experimental Biology held April 5-9, 2008 in San Diego, California, USA. (04/2008)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Siapco G. S., Haddad E., & Sabaté J. (2004). Dietary determinants of erythrocyte n-3 fatty acids during an intervention study. FASEB J, 18:4, p. A881. Poster presented at the Experimental Biology 2004, Washington. D.C. (04/2004)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Siapco G. S., Burns-Whitmore B., Haddad E. & Cordero-MacIntyre Z. (2004). Weight change as a basis of determining energy intake reporting quality. FASEB J, 18:4, p. A860. Poster presented at the Experimental Biology 2004, Washington, D.C. (04/2004)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Torabian-Esfahani S., Siapco G.S., Haddad E., Tanzman J.S., Cordero-MacIntyre Z. & Sabaté J. Walnuts lower serum total cholesterol in hypercholesterolemic subjects. J Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 28(1): S26. Poster presented at the Nutrition Week 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada  (02/2004)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Siapco G., Torabian-Esfahani S., Haddad E., MacIntyre Z. & Sabaté J. (2004). Regular Walnut consumption increases omega-3 fatty acids in erythrocyte membranes. J Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 28(1): S2. Paper presented at the Nutrition Week 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada  (02/2004)

Books and Chapters

  • Segovia-Siapco, G., Jung, S., & Sabaté, J. (2017). Pediatric obesity and vegetarian diets. In M. Freemark (Ed.), Pediatric obesity: Etiology, pathogenesis and treatment, 2nd ed. Springer: New York City. (10/2017)
  • Orlich, M., Segovia-Siapco, G., & Jung, S. (2017). Vegetarian diets and the microbiome. In F. Mariotti (Ed.), Vegetarian and plant-based diets in health and disease prevention (Molecular Nutrition Series). Academic Press: Cambridge, MA. eBook ISBN: 9780128039694; Hardcover ISBN: 9780128039687. (06/2017)

Non-Scholarly Journals

  • Segovia-Siapco, G. (2007). A study of the health status of Filipino workers in selected Seventh-day Adventist institutions in the Philippines. International Forum, 10(2): 65-91. (10/2007) (link)