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The study showed the effects of a 10-week resistance training program on flexibility of elderly women (n = 11) between 62 and 78 years of age. The control group was composed of 8 women (62 to 73 years old) who were physically inactive. Flexibility was evaluated through the sit-and-reach test, performed both before and after the training program. After an(More)
OBJECTIVE To test association between overweight, central obesity and stature. DESIGN Cross-sectional study carried-out between 1990-1991. SUBJECTS 951 adults (387 male and 564 female) aged 20-64 y, resident in the metropolitan area of São Paulo, Brazil. MEASUREMENTS Anthropometry, blood lipid concentrations (total, high density lipoprotein (HDL) and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the independent association between undernutrition and death in older adults in a community-dwelling setting. METHODS This retrospective study was based on the Health, Well-being and Ageing survey conducted in 2000 that included 1170 older adults (≥60 y) from São Paulo, Brazil. Death occurrences were considered through March,(More)
The article presents gender and age-specific selected anthropometric data for a representative sample of elderly Brazilians in the city of São Paulo. This was a cross-sectional, population-based household survey. A total of 1,894 older adults (men and women, > 60 years) were examined from January to March 2001. Data were presented as means and percentiles(More)
This study provides the prevalence, by gender and age-groups, of observed physical performance test (PPT) assessing functional limitation for representative samples of elderly Brazilian subjects living in São Paulo city. This cross-sectional epidemiological study, both population- and household-based, is part of a multicenter survey (SABE) undertaken in(More)
The aim of the present study was to analyze the anthropometric changes in a home-based cohort of Brazilian older adults who participated in the SABE Survey, conducted in 2000 and 2006. A total of 1030 men and women were examined by age group: 60-69, 70-79, and ≥80 years. This representative sample consists of the survivors of the 2000 cohort. The following(More)
SUMMARY Increased knowledge about nutritional status and energy and nutrient intakes is required to improve the treatment of patients with heart failure (HF). OBJECTIVES To verify the nutritional status and evaluate the adequacy of energy, macronutrient and micronutrient intakes in patients with HF in outpatient clinical settings. METHODS We collected(More)
The aim of this study was to describe trends in body fat and muscle mass among elderly individuals in Fortaleza, Ceará State, Brazil. This was a population-based, cross-sectional, household survey of elderly individuals (> 60 years) (n = 483) in Fortaleza. The variables analyzed were: triceps skinfold thickness (TST), upper arm fat area (UFA), mid upper arm(More)
BACKGROUND The Walking Impairment Questionnaire (WIQ) has been used to evaluate walking impairment in subjects with intermittent claudication (IC). However, this questionnaire has yet to be translated to Brazilian Portuguese, which limits its use in Brazilian subjects. OBJECTIVE To translate and analyze the validity and reliability of WIQ in Brazilian(More)
BACKGROUND the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) is a multidimensional method of nutritional evaluation that allows the diagnosis of malnutrition and risk of malnutrition in elderly people, it is important to mention that this method has not been well studied in Brazil. OBJECTIVE to verify the use of the MNA in elderly people that has been living in long(More)