Luciane Peter Grillo

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Previous studies by our group and others have suggested that nutritional stunting may increase the risk of obesity. To investigate mechanisms that could explain a link between stunting and obesity, a 22-mo follow-up study was conducted in two groups of shantytowns school girls (7-11 y old) in São Paulo, Brazil. One group (n = 15) had mild stunting (defined(More)
BACKGROUND Fibromyalgia (FM) is a condition characterized by chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain often associated with sleep disorders and mood and whose pathophysiology is still not clearly defined. In recent years, some studies have hinted at a possible association between different types of pain, including the pain present in FM, with vitamin D(More)
Undernutrition is one of the most important public health problems, affecting more than 900 million individuals around the World. It is responsible for the highest mortality rate in children and has long-lasting physiologic effects, including an increased susceptibility to fat accumulation mostly in the central region of the body, lower fat oxidation, lower(More)
Malnutrition is still highly prevalent in developing countries. Studies have shown an increase in the number of obese individuals in very poor urban communities. This review shows a co-existence between malnutrition and obesity in households of slums in Brazil and a higher prevalence of stunted/overweight or obese individuals (30%) in comparison with(More)
897 Obesidade e fatores de risco para o desenvolvimento de doenças crônicas não transmissíveis entre usuários de unidade de alimentação e nutrição Obesity and risk factors for the development of chronic non-transmissible diseases among consumers in a foodservice unit Abstract This study aimed to assess nutritional status and risk factors for chronic(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its components in HIV infected individuals assisted in a specialized health center in a municipality in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. METHODS Cross-sectional study comprising 249 individuals (130 men and 119 women), aged 18 to 73 years. Metabolic syndrome was defined according to the(More)
The objective of this article is to determine prevalence of iron and vitamin A deficiencies among children and adolescents attended by a Family Health Strategy team in Itajaí, Santa Catarina State, and to assess relations between iron status and serum retinol. A nutritional census of the families was carried out. Socioeconomic and demographic data were(More)
This study aimed to assess nutritional status and risk factors for chronic non-transmissible diseases in 1,252 factory employees in Santa Catarina State, Brazil. The following variables were studied: nutritional status, waist circumference, blood pressure, blood glucose levels, age, and schooling. Overweight and obesity were observed in 45% and 10% of the(More)
PURPOSE A cross-sectional study was carried out to characterize the alterations in the resting metabolic rate (RMR), and socioeconomic conditions of 15 stunted (DP= height/age < 95% and 110% (3) weight/height >90%) and 15 nonstunted (EU= height/age > 95% and 110% (3) weight/height >90%) school girls living in shantytowns of São Paulo. METHODS Resting(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the association between stunting in the second year of life and metabolic syndrome components in early adulthood among subjects who have been prospectively followed-up since birth, in a city in Southern Brazil. SUBJECTS/METHODS In 1984, we attempted to follow-up the entire cohort; the subjects(More)
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