Alyssa Fidanza

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OBJECTIVES Three lifestyle factors were investigated in a population study to explore their relationships with a long-term mortality. MATERIAL AND METHODS In a cohort of 1564 men aged 45-64 and examined in 1965 within the Italian Rural Areas of the Seven Countries Study, smoking habits, physical activity at work and eating habits (as derived from factor(More)
In 1965 a dietary survey with use of the dietary history method was carried out among 1536 middle-aged men from two rural areas of Italy, Crevalcore in the North and Montegiorgio in the Center, in connection with the Seven Countries Study on the epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases. In general the diet, while rather heterogeneous across individuals, was(More)
A study was conducted on the biochemical vitamin status of sixty middle class parturient women ages 20-44 and 33 newborns in the gynaecology and obstetrics ward of the Assisi Hospital, Italy. Maternal venous blood obtained immediately after delivery and mixed venous-arterial cord blood was used to assess respectively the status of the mother and the neonate(More)
In recent years, the role of vitamin C in lipid metabolism has been the object of a number of investigations. We have therefore judged it useful to review cholesterol synthesis, cholesterol transport, and cholesterol catabolism as well as the role of the microsomal electron transport chain in the hydroxylation process, before presenting our experimental(More)
A study was conducted on a group of full term pregnant women in the gynaecology and obstetrics ward of the Assisi Hospital. The study included the anthropometric evaluation and a survey including information on eating habits, life styles, nutrition knowledge, food preferences and aversions during pregnancy, use of oral contraceptives, and cigarette smoking.(More)