Márcia M. Freitas

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Liver cirrhosis affects the results of many of the traditional techniques currently used to evaluate nutritional status. Our aim was to compare the traditional two-compartment model (subjective global assessment and anthropometry and blood tests) of nutritional assessment with a multicompartmental model (body composition analysis) in patients with(More)
Lymphocyte dependent-antibody cytotoxicity (LDAC) was studied in 29 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and 22 controls. A significant increase of cytotoxic index has been noted in RA patients (p less than 0.0001) whatever the ratio effector-target cells could be. There is a correlation between cytotoxic activity and so called "rheumatoid rosettes" (RR)(More)
Acai has been used by the population due to its high nutritional value and its benefits to health, such as its antioxidant properties. The aim of this study was to evaluate the protective effect of acai frozen pulp on oxidative stress parameters in cerebral cortex, hippocampus and cerebellum of Wistar rats treated with carbon tetrachloride (CCl4). Thirty(More)
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