Maria Do Rosário Del Lama de Unamuno

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Endometriosis is associated with a number of immunologic alterations. It has been suggested that autoimmune disorders could be more frequent in patients with endometriosis. The aim of this study is to ascertain whether the prevalence of two well-known autoimmune diseases [systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Sjögren's syndrome (SS)] is increased in women(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the evolution of anthropometric variables and the occurrence of adverse effects related to the ingestion of nutritional food supplements and enteral diet administration in hospitalized patients. METHODS The study was performed in the Clinical Medicine wards of the Hospital of the School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, USP, with 10(More)
AIMS & METHODS Serum levels of vitamins A, E, C, B2 and carotenoids were determined in protein-energy malnourished (PEM, with body mass index, BMI<18.5 kg/m2) and non-PEM (BMI+/-18.5 kg/m2) hospitalized elderly (age > or = 65 years) patients, in the University Hospital of Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo University. RESULTS PEM (n=21) and(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated the effect of hypocaloric mixed diets with different proportions of carbohydrate, protein, and fat on resting metabolic rate and the thermic effect of food in obese women. METHODS Three mixed hypocaloric diets were consumed in random order during separate periods lasting 7 d each. Between each dietary period there was a washout(More)
Ascorbic acid fasting serum levels and levels after a test dose were carried out in a group of elderly subjects: nine men with 70 +/- 6 years and six women 74 +/- 7 years old. They live in the same old folks home and ate similar food. Their ascorbic acid intake was found to be around 20 mg/day. Fasting serum levels found lower values in the women. A load(More)
Serum levels of carotenoids, zinc and vitamins A, E, C and B2 were measured in al (n = 202) the elderly patients hospitalized in different wards of the hospital studied from February 1986 to October 1988. The study was conducted on 130 men and 72 women with a mean age of 67.8 years (range: 60 to 88 years). The percentage of nutritional deficiency was 59.5%(More)
OBJECTIVE We set out to determine the daily glycemic profile of healthy and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) persons and to test the hypothesis that small amounts of sucrose added to NIDDM meals would not change their responses. METHODS Thirteen NIDDM and six healthy volunteers participated in the study. They initially consumed a diet(More)
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