Ana Maria Baptista Menezes

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Adolescent obesity has increased dramatically in several countries in recent decades; however, the contribution of physical activity level to adolescent adiposity requires clarification. This article investigates the effect of physical activity on subsequent levels of adiposity in adolescence. The methodological aspects of the studies included in this(More)
BACKGROUND Sunscreen use is important for the prevention of skin cancer, but population-based information about its prevalence and associated factors are scarce in Brazil. OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the prevalence and associated factors with sunscreen use among Brazilian adults. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional population-based study with a(More)
BACKGROUND Although chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is mostly related to tobacco smoking, a variable proportion of COPD occurs in never smokers. We investigated differences between COPD in never smokers compared with smokers and subjects without COPD. METHODS PLATINO is a cross-sectional population-based study of five Latin American cities.(More)
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