16th International Symposium of Trace Elements in man and Animals
Manuel Ruz, PhD

Manuel Ruz, PhD, Prof.

Affiliation and position:

Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Research interests:

  1. Zinc and diabetes, clinical and molecular aspects
  2. Trace element absorption and metabolism in morbid obesity
  3. Trace mineral interactions

Key publications for the last 5 years:

  1. Sánchez A, Rojas P, Basfi-Fer K, Carrasco F, Inostroza J, Codoceo J, Valencia A, Papapietro K, Csendes A, Ruz M.
    Micronutrient Deficiencies in Morbidly Obese Women Prior to Bariatric Surgery
    Obes Surg 2016; 26: 361-368
  2. Carrasco F, Basfi-fer K, Rojas P, Valencia A, Csendes A, Codoceo J, Inostroza J, Ruz M.
    Changes in Bone Mineral Density After Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Bypass: Relationships with Variations in Vitamin D, Ghrelin, and Adiponectin Levels.
    Obes Surg 2014, ; 24: 877-884
  3. Ruz M, Carrasco F, Rojas P, Codoceo J, Inostroza J, Basfi-fer K, Valencia A, Vásquez K, Galgani J, Pérez A, López G, Arredondo M, Perez-Bravo F.
    Zinc as a potential coadjuvant in therapy for type 2 diabetes
    Food Nutr Bull. 2013; 34: 215-221.
  4. Ruz M, Carrasco F, Rojas P, Codoceo J, Inostroza J, Basfi-Fer K, Valencia A, Csendes A, Papapietro K, Pizarro F, Olivares M, Westcott JL, Hambidge KM, Krebs NF.
    Heme- and nonheme-iron absorption and iron status 12 mo after sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in morbidly obese women. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2012; 96: 810-817
  5. Ruz M, Carrasco F, Rojas P, Codoceo J, Inostroza J, Basfi-fer K, Csendes A, Papapietro K, Pizarro F, Olivares M, Sian L, Westcott JL, Miller LV, Hambidge KM, Krebs NF.
    Zinc absorption and zinc status are reduced after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a randomized study using two supplements. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2011; 94: 1004-1011.

Journal referee:

  1. Biological Trace Element Research
  2. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
  3. British Journal of Nutrition
  4. Surgery for obesity and related disorders

Scientific societies:

  1. American Society for Nutrition (ASN)
  2. Latin American Society of Nutrition (SLAN)
  3. Chilean Society of Nutrition (SOCHINUT)

Personal web-page (Institutional/ResearchGate/LinkedIn):

www.researchgate.net/profile/Manuel_Ruz