Maria Helena Hasselman

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Background Length of residence in the United States (US), changes in dietary and physical activity behaviors, and economic and social barriers contribute to high childhood obesity rates among children from immigrant families in the US. Brazilians comprise a fast-growing immigrant population group in the US, yet little research has focused on health issues(More)
BACKGROUND Exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life and timely introduction of appropriate solid foods are important determinants of weight status in infancy and later life stages. Disparities in obesity rates among young children suggest that maternal feeding practices during the first 2 years of life may contribute to these disparities.(More)
Serum concentrations of thyroid hormones and TSH response to TRH are studied in normal controls and in patients with liver cirrhosis. T3 levels are significantly diminished in the cirrhotic group while the mean total T4 concentration, the basal TSH and the magnitude of the peak response to TRH are similar in cirrhotic and control patients. However when the(More)
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