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Rebeca Monroy-Torres

Country of origin: Mexico Currently in: Mexico, León, Guanajuato General field of specialization: Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Academic Background


2008 Doctorate Other
2005 Master Other
2015 Master Women, science and development
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences

• Study line: Environmental nutrition and food security • Professor of the Department of Medicine and Nutrition, Division of Health Sciences, University of Guanajuato, Mexico. • Chief and founder of Laboratory of Environmental nutrition and Food security. • Founder of OUSANEG (University Observatory of Food and Nutritional Security of the State of Guanajuato).

Research Keywords: 
food security
water security
arsenic and dietetic and nutritional determinants
food security and cardiometabolic diseasses in pregnancy and preterm newborn

Publications resulting from Research: 

Main publications:
Monroy -Torres R, Espinoza -Pérez JA, Pérez -González RM. Evaluation of feeding and nutrition practices in a population exposed to arsenic: a proposal to integrate indicators of nutritional exposure. Hospital Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics, 2016: 2 (36): 140-149

Monroy-Torres R, Naves-Sanchez J, Melgar Quionez H. Food security and Access to wáter in Mexican households. FASEB Journal 2014; 28Suppl 805.1.

Monroy-Torres R, Naves- Sánchez J. The Role of the Healthy Dietary Intake in women with Human Papilloma Virus. Immunology, Endocrine & Metabolic Agents in Medicinal Chemistry , 2014, 14.

Posadas P, Monroy-Torres R, Naves-Sanchez J. Title: Intake of vitamin C, probiotics, flavonoids and nutritional status in pregnant women with urinary tract infection. Endocrine & Metabolic Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, 2014, 14

Ramírez-Gómez XS, Monroy-Torres R, Linares-Segovia B. Anti-inflammatory and Antitumor Properties of Eriobotrya Japonica Lindl: Mini-Review. Immunology, Endocrine & Metabolic Agents in Medicinal Chemistry ,2014, 14.

Monroy-Torres R, Lopez-Lopez M, Naves Sánchez J. Feeding practices, nutrition and socioeconomic situation in homes with premature children in Guanajuato (Mexico). An Pediatr (Barc). 2013; 78 (1): 21 --- 26

Monroy-Torres R, Naves- Sanchez J, Ortega-García JA. Breastfeeding and metabolic indicators in mexican premature newborns. Revista de Investigación Clinica, 2012; 64(6).

Monroy-Torres R, Macías AE, Ponce-de-León S, Barbosa-Sabanero G. Weight gain and metabolic complications in preterm infants with nutritional support. Rev Invest Clin. 2011 May-Jun;63(3):244-52. PMID:21888288. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE

Comparison between five growth curves used in a public hospital
Monroy-Torres R, Ramírez-Hernández SF, Guzmán-Barcenas J, Naves-Sánchez J.
Rev Invest Clin. 2010 Mar-Apr;62(2):121-7. Spanish. PMID: 20597391. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Monroy Torres R, Ramírez Gómez X, Naves Sánchez J, Macias Hernández AE. Accessibility to drinking water for consumption and preparation of food in a community exposed to water contaminated with arsenic. Revista Médica of the Universidad Veracruzana 2009; 9 (1) suppl 1: 10-13

Influence of an individualized diet to control gestational diabetes mellitus
Monroy Torres R, Reeves Aguirre CC, Naves Sánchez J, Macías AE.
Ginecol Obstet Mex. 2008 Dec;76(12):722-9. Spanish. PMID: 19149401 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Arsenic in Mexican children exposed to contaminated well water.
Monroy-Torres R, Macías AE, Gallaga-Solorzano JC, Santiago-García EJ, Hernández I.
Ecol Food Nutr. 2009 Jan-Feb;48(1):59-75. PMID: 21883058 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Chlorination and bacterial contamination. Hospitals with troubled waters
Macías AE, Monroy R, Muñoz JM, Medina H, Ponce de León S. Rev Invest Clin. 2006 Sep-Oct;58(5):470-4. Spanish. PMID: 17408108 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Does cranberry juice have bacteriostatic activity?
Monroy-Torres R, Macías AE. Rev Invest Clin. 2005 May-Jun;57(3):442-6. Spanish. PMID: 16187705. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Book chapter: The Influence of diet to control the metabolism in Gestational Diabetes mellitus. In: “Gestational diabetes”. Editorial: INTECH. 2011. ISBN: 978-953-307-359-0

Book: “Guía para la elaboración de proyectos de Investigación en áreas de la salud (Guide for the development of research projects in areas of health)”. Editorial University of Guanajuato, 2011. ISBN: 978-607-441-145-4.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
I am professor and researcher at the Department of Medicine and Nutrition of the University of Guanajuato. I participate as professor in the next chairs: Food safety and food health chairs, introduction to nutrition and evaluation of Nutritional status in Nutrition Academic Program. I teach the subject of hypovitaminosis in the module Endocrinology, nutrition in pregnancy in Medicine Academic Program. Clinical Epidemiology in the Master in Clinical Research. In addition to mentor some research projects of master and doctoral degree.

Workshop and Conference Attended

2015 Punta Cana, República Dominicana XVII Latin American Nutrition Congress, an event organized by the Latin American Nutrition Society (SLAN)


Member of the Mexican Collegue of nutritionists
Red Estatal de divulgación de la Ciencia (Red of popularization of Science in Guanajuato State)
Red Nacional de Salud Ambiental Infantil (National Children's Environmental Health Network)

Presentation given

The transition from the MDGs of the MDGs to the SDGs: Evolution and impact in Mexico
Bogotá, Colombia
Event: XVII Colombian Congress of Nutrition and Dietetics, I International and nterdisciplinary Congress on Food and Nutrition
Nutritional labeling from the Food and Nutritional Security as an instrument for traceability and responsible consumption: Experience in Mexico
Punta Cana, Republica Dominicana
Event: XVII Latin American Nutrition Congress, an event organized by the Latin American Nutrition Society (SLAN)
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Mar 2017
UBSA award given to professors who carry out research projects with social impact and with influence on students in 2017.
Jun 2012
Children and youth in the Sciences
First prize with the project "Risks and benefits of the most consumed foods in the population: a proposal derived from children", by the Secretary of Science and Technology of Guanajuato State, during 2nd Congress of Children and youth in the Sciences , of the Science Club program, held on June 16, 2012.
Nov 2008
Health Research Forum
First prize in the Nutrition area, with the project "Weight gain and metabolic complications in preterm infants receiving nutritional support". During the Health Research Forum and the XVII State Health Research Contest, by the Secretary of Health of the Guanajuato State. León, Guanajuato. 2008
Jan 2015
Member of National researcher System, CONACYT, level 1
Member of National researcher System, CONACYT, Mexico from 2010 to 2017