Ricardo M. Lima

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This study examined the association between fat-free mass (FFM) and muscle strength with bone mineral density (BMD), and compared the BMD values between sarcopenic and nonsarcopenic older women. After the exclusion criteria were applied, a total of 246 volunteers (age: 66.51+/-6.37 yr) participated in the analysis. Subjects underwent FFM and BMD evaluation(More)
This study examined the association between ACE I/D and ACTN3 R577X polymorphisms and muscle-related phenotypes and their adaptation to resistance training in older women. Volunteers (n=246;age=66.7 ± 5.5 years) underwent quadriceps strength assessment using isokinetics and fat-free mass by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry. 79 volunteers performed 24 weeks(More)
Sarcopenic obesity is the combination of reduced fat-free mass (FFM) and increased fat mass (FM) with advancing age but there is lack of clear criteria for its identification. The purposes of the present investigation were: 1) to determine the prevalence of postmenopausal women with reduced FFM relative to their FM and height, and 2) to examine whether(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze the physiological responses to a tap dance choreography and to compare with those observed during a maximal treadmill exercise test, in tap dancers. Eight women (19.6 +/- 2.4 years; 162.3 +/- 4.4 cm; 54.0 +/- 2.3 kg; 20.5 +/- 1.4 kg.m; and 5.1 +/- 2.6 years of tap dance training) were submitted to the following(More)
This study examined the effects of resistance training (RT) on knee extensor peak torque (KEPT) and fat-free mass (FFM) in older women. Seventy-eight volunteers (67.1 ± 5.9 years old) underwent 24 weeks of progressive RT (RTG) while 76 (67.4 ± 5.9 years old) were studied as controls (CG). Dominant knee extension peak torque was assessed using an isokinetic(More)
Objective: To investigate the association between sarcopenia, sarcopenic obesity and muscle strength and variables related to quality of life in elderly women. Method: The sample consisted of 56 female volunteers who underwent body composition analysis (BMI and x-ray absorptiometry dual-energy DXA). Handgrip strength was measured using a Jamar dynamometer.(More)
The present study investigated the interaction between Cdx-2 polymorphism and physical activity level over bone mineral density (BMD) variation in Brazilian postmenopausal women. One hundred and ninety women volunteered to participate in the study (66.6 +/- 5.3 years, 64.58 +/- 11.74 kg and 151.94 +/- 6.36 cm). Physical activity level (PAL) was assessed(More)
This paper addresses the solution of a nonlinear boolean quadratic programming problem using three different approaches. The first uses a classic linearization technique to transform the original problem into a Mixed Integer Linear Programming (MILP) problem for which multiple formulations are studied. The second uses the capabilities of current MILP(More)
OBJECTIVE To predict insulin resistance in children based on anthropometric and metabolic indicators by analyzing the sensitivity and specificity of different cutoff points. METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out of 109 children aged 7 to 11 years, 55 of whom were obese, 23 overweight and 31 well-nourished, classified by body mass index (BMI) for(More)