Flávio Sarno

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OBJECTIVE To estimate the magnitude and distribution of sodium intake in Brazil and to identify major dietary sources contributing to this intake. METHODS Estimates were based on data from a Brazilian household budget survey carried between July 2002 and June 2003. A total of 969,989 food purchase records from a probabilistic sample of 48,470 households(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the relative importance of Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist circumference for the determination of hypertension in adults. METHODS Cross sectional analysis of a sample of employees (N=1,584), aged 18 to 64 years, from a private general hospital in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. Data collection included the application of a structured(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of an educational and environmental intervention on the availability and consumption of fruits and vegetables in workplace cafeterias. DESIGN This was a randomized intervention study involving a sample of companies that were divided into intervention and control groups. The intervention, which focused on change in the work(More)
OBJECTIVE To update estimates of sodium intake in Brazil. METHODS We used data from the Brazilian Household Budget Survey of 2008-2009. Records of food purchases of households were converted into nutrients using food composition tables. Mean sodium availability per person per day and mean adjusted availability for a 2,000 kcal daily energy intake were(More)
Recent studies have shown that sodium intake restrictions may increase insulin resistance (IR) and induce changes on serum lipoproteins and on inflammation markers that are similar to those found in metabolic syndrome (MS). We performed a systematic review of literature regarding the effects of restricting sodium intake on MS or on IR. Nine articles were(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the frequency of self-reported systemic arterial hypertension and associated factors. METHODS Study based on data provided by the system of Vigilância de Fatores de Risco e Proteção para Doenças Crônicas por Inquérito Telefônico (VIGITEL--Telephone-based surveillance of risk and protective factors for chronic diseases), collected in(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of a worksite intervention to prevent weight gain among adult workers. DESIGN A controlled community trial was performed by dividing the workers into two groups: intervention group (IG) and control group (CG). The theoretical framework applied was Intervention Mapping Protocol and the intervention was implemented through(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of using mobile health (mHealth) technologies- the practice of medicine or public health through mobile devices, such as mobile phones-on the prevention of weight gain or treatment of overweight or obesity. METHODS A systematic literature review was conducted using the PubMed database and the Preferred Reporting Items for(More)
Objectives: To describe indicators and processes developed and implemented for pharmaceutical assistance at the Einstein Program at Paraisópolis Community pharmacy. Methods: This was a descriptive study of retrospective data from January 2012 to December 2015. Data were obtained from spreadsheets developed for monitoring the productivity and care quality(More)
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