Gilda Nasti

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OBJECTIVES Obesity is a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia. Whether weight loss improves cognition in older obese adults is not known. The objective was to investigate the effects of intentional weight loss on physical and cognitive function in middle-aged and older obese adults attending a weight loss clinic. METHOD Eleven male and 39 female(More)
BACKGROUND Unrealistic weight loss expectations (WLEs) and greater body dissatisfaction may be associated with the poor long-term outcomes of dietary and lifestyle weight loss treatments. We evaluated the association between body size, WLEs and body dissatisfaction in young women attempting to lose weight. METHODS Forty-four young healthy women [age range(More)
AIMS Dieting is a behavioral phenomenon which is becoming more frequent among adolescents and the search for weight loss, through dieting, may result in an unbalanced nutrition both quantitatively and qualitatively. Our study intended to look at the eating habits and behavior on a cohort of adolescent girls to verify the presence of unbalanced diets and the(More)
Weight loss outcomes in overweight and obese individuals may be influenced by individual weight loss expectations (WLEs). Research on these phenomena in older women is lacking. This cross-sectional study compared groups of younger and older women on their WLEs and related attitudes (body dissatisfaction and disordered eating). Twenty-six younger (18-38(More)
SUMMARY OBJECTIVE Ageing is associated with a progressive decline in the quantity (mass) and quality (function) of the muscular tissue. To assess the prevalence of low muscle mass (LMM) alone and in combination with high adiposity (LMM-HA) in a clinical representative sample of adult women and to determine how the prevalence of (LMM-HA) changes using(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of sarcopenia in a population of obese older women and to assess the effect of a diet moderately rich in proteins on lean mass in sarcopenic obese older women. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 1,030 females, >65 years old, body mass index >30 kg/m(2), were investigated about their nutritional status. Muscle mass (MM)(More)
PURPOSE Body adiposity index (BAI) is a novel index for the assessment of percentage fat mass (FM%). We tested the association between BAI and metabolic outcomes in overweight and obese women of different ages. METHODS 260 young women (24.7 ± 5.3 years, 31.0 ± 5.0 kg/m(2)) and 328 older women (66.9 ± 4.6 years, 34.8 ± 4.7 kg/m(2)) were recruited. BAI was(More)
The present study was aimed to in vivo assess the blood flow oscillatory patterns in rat pial microvessels during 30 min bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAO) and 60 min reperfusion by laser speckle imaging (LSI). Pial microcirculation was visualized by fluorescence microscopy. The blood flow oscillations of single microvessels were recorded by(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of diet alone vs interdisciplinary therapy. METHOD 256 women were divided into an interdisciplinary therapy group composed of 102 subjects and a control group composed of 154 subjects treated by means of diet alone. RESULTS 21.56% of the interdisciplinary group did not come for the 2 check-ups compared with 49.35% of(More)
AIM This study aimed to evaluate the effects of phyto-supplements on hyperlipidemia. METHODS For this study 191 patients, affected by hyperlipidemia, attending the Outpatient Clinics of Clinical Medicine Department, were recruited. The patients were divided in two groups. The first group (80) has been treated with hypolipidic diet for six months (group(More)
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