Lucia Kiyoko Ozaki Yuyama

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OBJECTIVE To compare prevalence of anemia and hemoglobin (Hb) levels in Brazilian pregnant women before and after flour fortification with iron. METHODS A repeated cross-sectional panel study of public health care centers of municipalities in the five Brazilian regions was conducted. Retrospective data were obtained from 12,119 medical records of pregnant(More)
The percent composition, soluble and insoluble food fibers, oil fatty acids and minerals were determined in the mesocarp of fruits of three peach palm (Bactris gasipaes Kunth) populations grown in Central Amazonia, Brazil. Amino acids were also determined in one of the populations. The mean protein levels ranged from 1.8 to 2.7%, lipid levels ranged from(More)
The concentration of 19 elements (As, Br, Ca, Cd, Cl, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, K, Mg, Mn, Na, Rb, Sb, Sc, Se and Zn) was evaluated in some diets taken from different regions of Brazil by Instrumental and Radiochemical Neutron Activation Analysis. Several populations with different socio-economic living conditions and inhabiting in different regions of Brazil(More)
Amazonian Camu-camu fruit (Myrciaria dubia HBK Mc Vaugh) has attracted interest from food and cosmetics industries because of its rich content of vitamin C, flavonoids and anthocyanins. The goal of this study was investigates the antiobesity action of the ingestion of the Camu-camu pulp in a rat model of diet-induced obesity. Wistar rats with obesity(More)
The interaction of zinc and vitamin A in rats receiving a regional diet of Manaus, supplemented with vitamin A, zinc and zinc and vitamin A was studied. The regional diet was elaborated according to data of Shrimpton and Giugliano (6), for families receiving less than two minimum salaries. The biological test to study the interaction was based on the(More)
The effect of supplementation with peach palm (Bactris gasipaes H.B.K.), as an alternative source of vit. A, in the regional diet of Manaus, AM, Brazil, in which the pulp was cooked and transformed into flour, was studied. The biological trial involved rats which were depleted in zinc and vitamin A, followed by repletion using the regional diet (RD), RD(More)
An experimental deficiency model of vitamin A and zinc in lactating rats was developed. The experimental design consisted in a depletion period of 4 weeks immediately after birth where test group animal received a casein based feed, deficient in zinc and vitamin A, and a control feed according to the recommendations of the Committee on Laboratory Animal(More)
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