Fernanda de Carvalho Vidigal

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INTRODUCTION Obesity has been considered a chronic subclinical inflammation. High sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and fibrinogen are increasingly associated with cardiovascular risk. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the ability of anthropometric and body composition indicators in discriminating higher levels of hs-CRP and fibrinogen. METHODS 130 men(More)
INTRODUCTION Epidemiological studies have shown an association between coronary heart disease and emerging cardiovascular risk factors, such as, levels of fibrinogen and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP). OBJECTIVES To verify the ability of biochemical indicators in discriminating changes in the levels of hs-CRP and fibrinogen, in apparently(More)
INTRODUCTION In many countries, the prevalence of obesity and chronic diseases has been increased, which are normally associated with changes in lifestyle, that are especially characterized by high consumption of diets rich in carbohydrates of rapid absorption. Such diets classified as high glycemic index and high glycemic load can lead to hyperglycemia. (More)
INTRODUCTION Visceral fat accumulation is associated with several changes, such as, increased production of inflammatory biomarkers, especially, C-reactive protein (CRP) and fibrinogen. Anthropometric measurements for central adiposity evaluation, such as, waist circumference (WC) and sagittal abdominal diameter (SAD) have been highlighted. However, there(More)
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