Ana Marice Teixeira Ladeia

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OBJECTIVE The association between high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) with clinical/metabolic variables was evaluated in overweight Brazilian children and adolescents. STUDY DESIGN Oral glucose tolerance test was performed in 407 students (273 overweight/obese, 11.3 +/- 3.1 y). Measurements included body mass(More)
Data on dyslipidemia in type 1 diabetes is scarce. The authors aimed to evaluate the lipid profile in patients with type 1 diabetes and its correlation to glycemic control. Ninety-four subjects (53.2% males), aged 15.4+/-4.7 (3.6-21.9 years), with disease duration of 5.0+/-3.6 years (0.3-17 years) were evaluated for heart rate, blood pressure, height, and(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between coronary artery disease (CAD) and dyslipidemia in acute coronary syndromes has been rarely demonstrated in clinical and epidemiological studies. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between lipid profile and severity of CAD in patients with acute coronary syndrome without ST-segment elevation. METHODS In this(More)
BACKGROUND Studies that considered only the leisure physical activity found that the physical inactivity is higher among lower-income individuals. There is a possibility that this association shows modifications, when considering transportation, work and domestic activities. OBJECTIVE To determine whether there is a difference between the prevalence of(More)
P atients with diabetes have increased risk of developing atherosclerotic diseases (1). In type 1 diabetes, vascular complications are more frequently identified after the 5th year of the disease. Ultrasound assessment of endothelial function is a noninvasive method for detecting early structural and functional atherosclerotic process in the arterial wall.(More)
OBJECTIVE Metabolic syndrome (MS) is on the rise in youth. As high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is associated with cardiovascular/metabolic disorders, we evaluated the association between MS and its components and hs-CRP in a sample of Brazilian overweight and obese youth. METHODS AND PROCEDURES A total of 407 students (229 girls, 273 with(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the frequency of cardiovascular risk factors in the rural community of Cavunge, in the Brazilian state of Bahia. METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out with 160 individuals (age>19 years) randomly drawn from those listed in the population census of the Cavunge Project. The following parameters were studied: arterial(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is a complex and multifactorial disease, has an inflammatory pattern and is associated with higher cardiometabolic risk. There are recent reports associating an elevated C-Reactive Protein (CRP) with a microscopic endothelial dysfunction. The objective is to evaluate if there is an association between serum levels of CRP and endothelial(More)
OBJECTIVE To search for genetic alteration in NKX2.5 gene in patients presenting both congenital heart disease (CHD) and TD. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Individual phenotypes were carefully analyzed in 86 children with thyroid dysgenesis (TD) using thyroid function tests, scintigraphy, ultrasound and echocardiography. DNA was extracted and NKX2.5 gene coding(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the effect of magnesium (Mg) replacement on insulin resistance and cardiovascular risk factors in women with metabolic syndrome (MS) without diabetes. METHODS This 12-week clinical randomized double-blind study compared the effects of 400 mg/day of Mg with those of a placebo (n = 72) on fasting glucose, insulin, HOMA-IR, lipid(More)