Dr Ada Garcia

  • Associate Academic (Institute of Health and Wellbeing)
  • Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition (Human Nutrition)

telephone: 01412018687
email: Ada.Garcia@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

I am interested on the effect of dietary constituents such as fibre and antioxidants (polyphenols), on metabolic responses including glucose, lipid metabolism, and gastrointestinal and adipokine secretion in healthy individuals and in individuals with the metabolic syndrome or with metabolic-related increased oxidative stress. The methodological approach is by conducting human dietary interventions on free-living subjects. We have shown that insoluble dietary fibre rich in polyphenols modulates postprandial responses to ghrelin, an orexigenic gut peptide, and modifies substrate utilisation by increasing lipid oxidation, indicating potential beneficial effects of fibre and polyphenols in the management of metabolic syndrome, however further investigation is needed before recommendations are provided.

Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • 'Nutritional Care of People Affected by Cancer' Education Programme Evaluation
    MacMillan Cancer Support
    2010 - 2011
     

Publications

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Number of items: 35.

2014

Garcia, A. L., Raza, S., Parrett, A., and Wright, C. M. (2014) Nutritional content of infant commercial weaning foods in the UK. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 98 (10). pp. 793-797. ISSN 0003-9888 (doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-303386)

Mihály, J., Marosvölgyi, T., Szegedi, A., Köröskényi, K., Lucas, R., Törocsik, D., Garcia, A. L., Decsi, T., and Rühl, R. (2014) Increased FADS2-derived n-6 PUFAs and reduced n-3 PUFAs in plasma of atopic dermatitis patients. Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, 27 (5). pp. 242-248. ISSN 1660-5527 (doi:10.1159/000358290)

Garcia, A. L., Vargas, E., Lam, P. S., Shennan, D. B., Smith, F., and Parrett, A. (2014) Evaluation of a cooking skills programme in parents of young children: a longitudinal study. Public Health Nutrition, 17 (5). pp. 1013-1021. ISSN 1368-9800 (doi:10.1017/S1368980013000165)

Sauveplane-Stirling, V., Crichton, D., Tessier, S., Parrett, A., and Garcia, A.L. (2014) The food retail environment and its use in a deprived, urban area of Scotland. Public Health, 128 (4). pp. 360-366. ISSN 0033-3506 (doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2013.11.005)

Weiss, K., Mihaly , J., Liebisch, G., Marosvolgyi, T., Garcia, A. L., Schmitz, G., Desci, T., and Ruhl, R. (2014) Effect of high versus low doses of fat and vitamin A dietary supplementation on fatty acid composition of phospholipids in mice. Genes and Nutrition, 9 (1). p. 368. ISSN 1555-8932 (doi:10.1007/s12263-013-0368-0)

2013

Garcia, A. L., Raza, S., Parrett, A., and Wright, C. M. (2013) Nutritional content of infant commercial weaning foods in the UK. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 98 (10). pp. 793-797. ISSN 0003-9888 (doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-303386)

Aydemir, G., Kasiri, Y., Birta, E., Béke, G., Garcia, A.L., Bartók, E., and Rühl, R. (2013) Lycopene-derived bioactive retinoic acid receptors/retinoid-X receptors-activating metabolites may be relevant for lycopene's anti-cancer potential. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 57 (5). pp. 739-747. ISSN 1613-4125 (doi:10.1002/mnfr.201200548)

2012

Wright, C.M., and Garcia, A.L. (2012) Child undernutrition in affluent societies: what are we talking about? Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71 (4). pp. 545-555. ISSN 0029-6651 (doi:10.1017/S0029665112000687)

Garcia, A.L., Combet, E., Gerasimidis, K., Provan, D., and Edwards, C.A. (2012) Evaluation of an on-line educational programme: nutritional care of people affected by cancer. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71 (OCE2). ISSN 0029-6651 (doi:10.1017/S0029665112002650)

Raza, S., Parrett, A., and Garcia, A.L. (2012) Are infant/toddler commercial ready to eat foods in the UK market meeting the European commission directives for relevant nutrients? Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71 (OCE1). ISSN 0029-6651 (doi:10.1017/S0029665112000444)

Vargas, E., Casey, J., Parrett, A., and Garcia, A.L. (2012) Development and formative evaluation of a community cookery book for use in deprived areas of Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71 (OCE1). ISSN 0029-6651 (doi:10.1017/S0029665112000535)

Edwards, C., Garcia, A., and Combet, E. (2012) Colonic metabolism of bioactive molecules; potential impact of dietary fiber. In: Cho, S. and Almeida, N. (eds.) Dietary Fiber and Health. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 209-234. ISBN 9781439899298

2010

Garcia, A.L. et al. (2010) Plasma β-carotene is not a suitable biomarker of fruit and vegetable intake in German subjects with a long-term high consumption of fruits and vegetables. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 56 (1). pp. 23-30. ISSN 0250-6807 (doi:10.1159/000262295)

2009

Edwards, C., and Garcia, A. (2009) The health aspects of hydrocolloids. In: Phillips, G.O. and Williams, P.A. (eds.) Handbook of Hydrocolloids. Series: Woodhead Publishing in food science, technology and nutrition . Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, UK, pp. 50-81. ISBN 9781845694142

2008

Machowetz, A., Gruendel, S., Garcia, A.L., Harsch, I., Covas, M.I., Zunft, H.J.F., and Koebnick, C. (2008) Effect of olive oil consumption on serum resistin concentrations in healthy men. Hormone and Metabolic Research, 40 (10). pp. 697-701. ISSN 0018-5043 (doi:10.1055/s-2008-1078728)

Garcia, A.L., Koebnick, C., Dagnelie, P.C., Strassner, C., Elmadfa, I., Katz, N., Leitzmann, C., and Hoffmann, I. (2008) Long-term strict raw food diet is associated with favourable plasma b-carotene and low plasma lycopene concentrations in Germans. British Journal of Nutrition, 99 (6). pp. 1293-1300. ISSN 0007-1145 (doi:10.1017/S0007114507868486)

2007

Ruhl, R., Hanel, A., Garcia, A.L., Dahten, A., Herz, U., Schweigert, F.J., and Worm, M. (2007) Role of vitamin A elimination or supplementation diets during postnatal development on the allergic sensitisation in mice. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 51 (9). pp. 1173-1181. ISSN 1613-4125 (doi:10.1002/mnfr.200600277)

Garcia, A.L. et al. (2007) Arabinoxylan consumption decreases postprandial serum glucose, serum insulin and plasma total ghrelin response in subjects with impaired glucose tolerance. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 61 (3). pp. 334-341. ISSN 0954-3007

Gruendel, S. et al. (2007) Increased acylated plasma ghrelin, but improved lipid profiles 24-h after consumption of carob pulp preparation rich in dietary fibre and polyphenols. British Journal of Nutrition, 98 (6). pp. 1170-1177. ISSN 0007-1145 (doi:10.1017/S0007114507777127)

Gruendel, S., Otto, B., Garcia, A.L., Wagner, K., Mueller, C., Weickert, M.O., Heldwein, W., and Koebnick, C. (2007) Carob pulp preparation rich in insoluble dietary fibre and polyphenols increases plasma glucose and serum insulin responses in combination with a glucose load in humans. British Journal of Nutrition, 98 (1). pp. 101-105. ISSN 0007-1145 (doi:10.1017/S0007114507701642)

2006

Gruendel, S., Weickert, M.O., Garcia, A.L., Wagner, K., Pfeiffer, A.F., Harsch, I., and Koebnick, C. (2006) Serum resistin increases in a postprandial state during liquid meal challenge test in healthy human subjects. Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, 29 (10). RC27-RC30. ISSN 0391-4097

Garcia, A.L., Raila, J., Koebnick, C., Eulenberger, K., and Schweigert, F.J. (2006) Great apes show highly selective plasma carotenoids and have physiologically high plasma retinyl esters compared to humans. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 131 (2). pp. 236-242. ISSN 0002-9483 (doi:10.1002/ajpa.20428)

Koebnick, C. et al. (2006) Increase in serum resistin during weight loss in overweight subjects is related to lipid metabolism. International Journal of Obesity, 30 (7). pp. 1097-1103. ISSN 0307-0565 (doi:10.1038/sj.ijo.0803242)

Gruendel, S., Garcia, A.L., Otto, B., Mueller, C., Steiniger, J., Weickert, M.O., Speth, M., Katz, N., and Koebnick, C. (2006) Carob pulp preparation rich in insoluble dietary fiber and polyphenols enhances lipid oxidation and lowers postprandial acylated ghrelin in humans. Journal of Nutrition, 136 (6). pp. 1533-1538. ISSN 0022-3166

Garcia, A.L., Hoehne, A., and Koebnick, C. (2006) Treatment of obesity and the role of physical activity. In: Harsch, I. (ed.) The Various Types and Treatments for Obesity. Nova Science Publishers, New York, NY, USA, pp. 345-388. ISBN 9781594543623

Garcia, A.L. et al. (2006) Arabinoxylan fibre consumption improved glucose metabolism, but did not affect serum adipokines in subjects with impaired glucose tolerance. Hormone and Metabolic Research , 38 (11). pp. 761-766.

Garcia, A.L., Wagner, K., Einig, C., Trippo, U., Koebnick, C., and Zunft, H.J. (2006) Evaluation of body fat changes during weight loss by using improved anthropometric predictive equations. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 50 (3). pp. 297-304. ISSN 0250-6807 (doi:10.1159/00009260)

2005

Koebnick, C., Garcia, A.L., Dagnelie, P.C., Strassner, C., Lindemans, J., Katz, N., Leitzmann, C., and Hoffmann, I. (2005) Long-term consumption of a raw food diet is associated with favorable serum LDL cholesterol and triglycerides but also with elevated plasma homocysteine and low serum HDL cholesterol in humans. Journal of Nutrition, 135 (10). pp. 2372-2378. ISSN 0022-3166

Garcia, A.L., Wagner, K., Hothorn, T., Koebnick, C., Zunft, H.J., and Trippo, U. (2005) Improved prediction of body fat by measuring skinfold thickness, circumferences, and bone breadths. Obesity Research, 13 (3). pp. 626-634. ISSN 1071-7323

Garcia, A.L., Ruhl, R., and Schweigert, F.J. (2005) Retinoid concentrations in the mouse during postnatal development and after maternal vitamin A supplementation. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 49 (5). pp. 333-341. ISSN 0250-6807 (doi:10.1159/000087697)

Koebnick, C., Leitzmann, R., Garcia, A.L., Heins, U.A., Heuer, T., Golf, S., Katz, N., Hoffmann, I., and Leitzmann, C. (2005) Long-term effect of a plant-based diet on magnesium status during pregnancy. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 59 (2). pp. 219-225. ISSN 0954-3007 (doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602062)

Ruhl, R., Hamscher, G., Garcia, A.L., Nau, H., and Schweigert, F.J. (2005) Identification of 14-hydroxy-retro-retinol and 4-hydroxy-retinol as endogenous retinoids in rats throughout neonatal development. Life Sciences, 76 (14). pp. 1613-1622. ISSN 0024-3205 (doi:10.1016/j.lfs.2004.08.027)

Koebnick, C. et al. (2005) An easy-to-use semiquantitative food record validated for energy intake by using doubly labelled water technique. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 59 (9). pp. 989-995. ISSN 0954-3007 (doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602200)

2004

Ruhl, R., Garcia, A.L., Schweigert, F.J., and Worm, M. (2004) Modulation of cytokine production by low and high retinoid diets in ovalbumin-sensitized mice. International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research, 74 (4). pp. 279-284.

2003

Garcia, A.L., Ruhl, R., Herz, U., Koebnick, C., Schweigert, F.J., and Worm, M. (2003) Retinoid- and carotenoid-enriched diets influence the ontogenesis of the immune system in mice. Immunology, 110 (2). pp. 180-187. ISSN 0019-2805 (doi:10.1046/j.1365-2567.2003.01734.x)

This list was generated on Fri Oct 31 02:06:15 2014 GMT.
Number of items: 35.

Article

Garcia, A. L., Raza, S., Parrett, A., and Wright, C. M. (2014) Nutritional content of infant commercial weaning foods in the UK. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 98 (10). pp. 793-797. ISSN 0003-9888 (doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-303386)

Mihály, J., Marosvölgyi, T., Szegedi, A., Köröskényi, K., Lucas, R., Törocsik, D., Garcia, A. L., Decsi, T., and Rühl, R. (2014) Increased FADS2-derived n-6 PUFAs and reduced n-3 PUFAs in plasma of atopic dermatitis patients. Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, 27 (5). pp. 242-248. ISSN 1660-5527 (doi:10.1159/000358290)

Garcia, A. L., Vargas, E., Lam, P. S., Shennan, D. B., Smith, F., and Parrett, A. (2014) Evaluation of a cooking skills programme in parents of young children: a longitudinal study. Public Health Nutrition, 17 (5). pp. 1013-1021. ISSN 1368-9800 (doi:10.1017/S1368980013000165)

Sauveplane-Stirling, V., Crichton, D., Tessier, S., Parrett, A., and Garcia, A.L. (2014) The food retail environment and its use in a deprived, urban area of Scotland. Public Health, 128 (4). pp. 360-366. ISSN 0033-3506 (doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2013.11.005)

Weiss, K., Mihaly , J., Liebisch, G., Marosvolgyi, T., Garcia, A. L., Schmitz, G., Desci, T., and Ruhl, R. (2014) Effect of high versus low doses of fat and vitamin A dietary supplementation on fatty acid composition of phospholipids in mice. Genes and Nutrition, 9 (1). p. 368. ISSN 1555-8932 (doi:10.1007/s12263-013-0368-0)

Garcia, A. L., Raza, S., Parrett, A., and Wright, C. M. (2013) Nutritional content of infant commercial weaning foods in the UK. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 98 (10). pp. 793-797. ISSN 0003-9888 (doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-303386)

Aydemir, G., Kasiri, Y., Birta, E., Béke, G., Garcia, A.L., Bartók, E., and Rühl, R. (2013) Lycopene-derived bioactive retinoic acid receptors/retinoid-X receptors-activating metabolites may be relevant for lycopene's anti-cancer potential. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 57 (5). pp. 739-747. ISSN 1613-4125 (doi:10.1002/mnfr.201200548)

Wright, C.M., and Garcia, A.L. (2012) Child undernutrition in affluent societies: what are we talking about? Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71 (4). pp. 545-555. ISSN 0029-6651 (doi:10.1017/S0029665112000687)

Garcia, A.L., Combet, E., Gerasimidis, K., Provan, D., and Edwards, C.A. (2012) Evaluation of an on-line educational programme: nutritional care of people affected by cancer. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71 (OCE2). ISSN 0029-6651 (doi:10.1017/S0029665112002650)

Raza, S., Parrett, A., and Garcia, A.L. (2012) Are infant/toddler commercial ready to eat foods in the UK market meeting the European commission directives for relevant nutrients? Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71 (OCE1). ISSN 0029-6651 (doi:10.1017/S0029665112000444)

Vargas, E., Casey, J., Parrett, A., and Garcia, A.L. (2012) Development and formative evaluation of a community cookery book for use in deprived areas of Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71 (OCE1). ISSN 0029-6651 (doi:10.1017/S0029665112000535)

Garcia, A.L. et al. (2010) Plasma β-carotene is not a suitable biomarker of fruit and vegetable intake in German subjects with a long-term high consumption of fruits and vegetables. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 56 (1). pp. 23-30. ISSN 0250-6807 (doi:10.1159/000262295)

Machowetz, A., Gruendel, S., Garcia, A.L., Harsch, I., Covas, M.I., Zunft, H.J.F., and Koebnick, C. (2008) Effect of olive oil consumption on serum resistin concentrations in healthy men. Hormone and Metabolic Research, 40 (10). pp. 697-701. ISSN 0018-5043 (doi:10.1055/s-2008-1078728)

Garcia, A.L., Koebnick, C., Dagnelie, P.C., Strassner, C., Elmadfa, I., Katz, N., Leitzmann, C., and Hoffmann, I. (2008) Long-term strict raw food diet is associated with favourable plasma b-carotene and low plasma lycopene concentrations in Germans. British Journal of Nutrition, 99 (6). pp. 1293-1300. ISSN 0007-1145 (doi:10.1017/S0007114507868486)

Ruhl, R., Hanel, A., Garcia, A.L., Dahten, A., Herz, U., Schweigert, F.J., and Worm, M. (2007) Role of vitamin A elimination or supplementation diets during postnatal development on the allergic sensitisation in mice. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 51 (9). pp. 1173-1181. ISSN 1613-4125 (doi:10.1002/mnfr.200600277)

Garcia, A.L. et al. (2007) Arabinoxylan consumption decreases postprandial serum glucose, serum insulin and plasma total ghrelin response in subjects with impaired glucose tolerance. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 61 (3). pp. 334-341. ISSN 0954-3007

Gruendel, S. et al. (2007) Increased acylated plasma ghrelin, but improved lipid profiles 24-h after consumption of carob pulp preparation rich in dietary fibre and polyphenols. British Journal of Nutrition, 98 (6). pp. 1170-1177. ISSN 0007-1145 (doi:10.1017/S0007114507777127)

Gruendel, S., Otto, B., Garcia, A.L., Wagner, K., Mueller, C., Weickert, M.O., Heldwein, W., and Koebnick, C. (2007) Carob pulp preparation rich in insoluble dietary fibre and polyphenols increases plasma glucose and serum insulin responses in combination with a glucose load in humans. British Journal of Nutrition, 98 (1). pp. 101-105. ISSN 0007-1145 (doi:10.1017/S0007114507701642)

Gruendel, S., Weickert, M.O., Garcia, A.L., Wagner, K., Pfeiffer, A.F., Harsch, I., and Koebnick, C. (2006) Serum resistin increases in a postprandial state during liquid meal challenge test in healthy human subjects. Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, 29 (10). RC27-RC30. ISSN 0391-4097

Garcia, A.L., Raila, J., Koebnick, C., Eulenberger, K., and Schweigert, F.J. (2006) Great apes show highly selective plasma carotenoids and have physiologically high plasma retinyl esters compared to humans. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 131 (2). pp. 236-242. ISSN 0002-9483 (doi:10.1002/ajpa.20428)

Koebnick, C. et al. (2006) Increase in serum resistin during weight loss in overweight subjects is related to lipid metabolism. International Journal of Obesity, 30 (7). pp. 1097-1103. ISSN 0307-0565 (doi:10.1038/sj.ijo.0803242)

Gruendel, S., Garcia, A.L., Otto, B., Mueller, C., Steiniger, J., Weickert, M.O., Speth, M., Katz, N., and Koebnick, C. (2006) Carob pulp preparation rich in insoluble dietary fiber and polyphenols enhances lipid oxidation and lowers postprandial acylated ghrelin in humans. Journal of Nutrition, 136 (6). pp. 1533-1538. ISSN 0022-3166

Garcia, A.L. et al. (2006) Arabinoxylan fibre consumption improved glucose metabolism, but did not affect serum adipokines in subjects with impaired glucose tolerance. Hormone and Metabolic Research , 38 (11). pp. 761-766.

Garcia, A.L., Wagner, K., Einig, C., Trippo, U., Koebnick, C., and Zunft, H.J. (2006) Evaluation of body fat changes during weight loss by using improved anthropometric predictive equations. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 50 (3). pp. 297-304. ISSN 0250-6807 (doi:10.1159/00009260)

Koebnick, C., Garcia, A.L., Dagnelie, P.C., Strassner, C., Lindemans, J., Katz, N., Leitzmann, C., and Hoffmann, I. (2005) Long-term consumption of a raw food diet is associated with favorable serum LDL cholesterol and triglycerides but also with elevated plasma homocysteine and low serum HDL cholesterol in humans. Journal of Nutrition, 135 (10). pp. 2372-2378. ISSN 0022-3166

Garcia, A.L., Wagner, K., Hothorn, T., Koebnick, C., Zunft, H.J., and Trippo, U. (2005) Improved prediction of body fat by measuring skinfold thickness, circumferences, and bone breadths. Obesity Research, 13 (3). pp. 626-634. ISSN 1071-7323

Garcia, A.L., Ruhl, R., and Schweigert, F.J. (2005) Retinoid concentrations in the mouse during postnatal development and after maternal vitamin A supplementation. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 49 (5). pp. 333-341. ISSN 0250-6807 (doi:10.1159/000087697)

Koebnick, C., Leitzmann, R., Garcia, A.L., Heins, U.A., Heuer, T., Golf, S., Katz, N., Hoffmann, I., and Leitzmann, C. (2005) Long-term effect of a plant-based diet on magnesium status during pregnancy. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 59 (2). pp. 219-225. ISSN 0954-3007 (doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602062)

Ruhl, R., Hamscher, G., Garcia, A.L., Nau, H., and Schweigert, F.J. (2005) Identification of 14-hydroxy-retro-retinol and 4-hydroxy-retinol as endogenous retinoids in rats throughout neonatal development. Life Sciences, 76 (14). pp. 1613-1622. ISSN 0024-3205 (doi:10.1016/j.lfs.2004.08.027)

Koebnick, C. et al. (2005) An easy-to-use semiquantitative food record validated for energy intake by using doubly labelled water technique. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 59 (9). pp. 989-995. ISSN 0954-3007 (doi:10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602200)

Ruhl, R., Garcia, A.L., Schweigert, F.J., and Worm, M. (2004) Modulation of cytokine production by low and high retinoid diets in ovalbumin-sensitized mice. International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research, 74 (4). pp. 279-284.

Garcia, A.L., Ruhl, R., Herz, U., Koebnick, C., Schweigert, F.J., and Worm, M. (2003) Retinoid- and carotenoid-enriched diets influence the ontogenesis of the immune system in mice. Immunology, 110 (2). pp. 180-187. ISSN 0019-2805 (doi:10.1046/j.1365-2567.2003.01734.x)

Book Section

Edwards, C., Garcia, A., and Combet, E. (2012) Colonic metabolism of bioactive molecules; potential impact of dietary fiber. In: Cho, S. and Almeida, N. (eds.) Dietary Fiber and Health. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 209-234. ISBN 9781439899298

Edwards, C., and Garcia, A. (2009) The health aspects of hydrocolloids. In: Phillips, G.O. and Williams, P.A. (eds.) Handbook of Hydrocolloids. Series: Woodhead Publishing in food science, technology and nutrition . Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, UK, pp. 50-81. ISBN 9781845694142

Garcia, A.L., Hoehne, A., and Koebnick, C. (2006) Treatment of obesity and the role of physical activity. In: Harsch, I. (ed.) The Various Types and Treatments for Obesity. Nova Science Publishers, New York, NY, USA, pp. 345-388. ISBN 9781594543623

This list was generated on Fri Oct 31 02:06:15 2014 GMT.