Regina Mara Fisberg

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OBJECTIVES To estimate global, regional (21 regions) and national (187 countries) sodium intakes in adults in 1990 and 2010. DESIGN Bayesian hierarchical modelling using all identifiable primary sources. DATA SOURCES AND ELIGIBILITY We searched and obtained published and unpublished data from 142 surveys of 24 h urinary sodium and 103 of dietary sodium(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a food frequency questionnaire for adolescents (AFFQ) and demonstrate its relative validity. DESIGN The final version of the AFFQ was composed of 76 food items previously identified according to their contribution in nutrients and overall importance within the eating habits of this population group. The validation study, which was(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure added sugars intake among adolescents and describe its demographic, socioeconomic, and nutritional status determinants. DESIGN The study was conducted based on a household survey carried out between March and December 2003. Food intake was assessed through 24-hour food recalls, and an adjustment approach was applied using external(More)
The assessment of food consumption in clinical practice is often carried out to develop and implement nutritional advice. Factors as the patient health conditions, the evolution of his/her clinical condition as well as the reasons that motivated the search for advice will guide the selection of the best method of assessment of food consumption or nutrient(More)
Children with phenylketonuria (PKU) are treated with semisynthetic diets restricted in phenylalanine (PHE). The formulae must supply those trace elements and vitamins that are usually supplied by whole protein foods. We studied the effects of phenylalaline restricted diets in 42 children with PKU (P) and 31 normal (N) children, aged 1-12 y, divided into two(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess changes in the anthropometric characteristics of children receiving care in public day care facilities in the municipality of São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS Using a sampling procedure, 21 day care centers and 849 children were selected for the study. The children in the study were to be weighed and measured at three points over a one-year(More)
Transition to diets that are high in saturated fat and sugar has caused a global public health concern, as the pattern of food consumption is a major modifiable risk factor for chronic non-communicable diseases. Although agri-food systems are intimately associated with this transition, agriculture and health sectors are largely disconnected in their(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the energy and macronutrient intake at home and at all-day in the kindergarten programs in children aged 2 to 6 and to investigate differences in consumption and intake between children at public and private kindergartens. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of 362 preschool children from Caxias do Sul, Brazil. Nutritional(More)
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE Diet and nutrition are environmental factors in health/disease relationships. From the epidemiological viewpoint, diet represents a complex set of highly correlated exposures. Our objective was to identify patterns of food intake in a group of individuals living in São Paulo, and to develop objective dietary measurements for(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess dietary quality and associated factors in adolescents. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a population-based cross-sectional study in a sample of 1584 adolescents living in areas of the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Dietary intake was measured with the 24-hour recall method, and dietary quality was assessed by means of the Health Eating Index(More)