Sandra Roberta G Ferreira

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the association of nutrient intakes with metabolic syndrome in a Japanese descendant population at high risk for metabolic abnormalities. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In a population-based study of Japanese Brazilians aged > or =30 years, 412 men and 465 women were studied. The diagnosis of metabolic syndrome(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare methods for the assessment of visceral fat with computed tomography (CT) and establish cutoffs to define visceral obesity based on such alternative methods. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES One hundred women (50.4 +/- 7.7 years; BMI 39.2 +/- 5.4 kg/m2 underwent anthropometric evaluation, bioelectrical impedance, DXA, abdominal(More)
The present study examined the association between dietary factors and metabolic syndrome in a 7-year follow-up of Japanese-Brazilians. In 1993, a survey estimated the prevalence of diabetes in a Japanese-Brazilian population aged 40-79 years. From 647 subjects studied at baseline, 394 (60.9 %) participated in a second survey (2000); after exclusion of(More)
Visceral fat accumulation is associated with increased cardiovascular risk. Clinical evaluation of visceral fat is limited because of the lack of reliable and low-cost methods. To assess the correlation between ultrasonography and computed tomography (CT) for the evaluation of visceral fat, 101 obese women, age 50.5+/-7.7 years with a body mass index of(More)
OBJECTIVE The currently available data concerning the influence of subclinical thyroid disease (STD) on morbidity and mortality are conflicting. Our objective was to investigate the relationships between STD and cardiometabolic profile and cardiovascular disease at baseline, as well as with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in a 7.5-year follow-up. (More)
Cardiovascular disease, which includes coronary heart disease (CHD), cerebrovascular disease (CVD), and peripheral vascular disease (PVD), is the leading cause of mortality in populations, particularly in the diabetic one. Individuals with diabetes have at least a two-fold to four-fold increased risk of having cardiovascular events and a double risk of(More)
We examined the association of nutritional factors with body fat deposition in a representative sample (n=530, aged 40-79 years) of first and second-generation Japanese-Brazilian population who was submitted to standardized questionnaires, including nutritional data, clinical examination and laboratory procedures. Dietary data were compared between groups(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the magnitude and distribution of sodium intake in Brazil and to identify major dietary sources contributing to this intake. METHODS Estimates were based on data from a Brazilian household budget survey carried between July 2002 and June 2003. A total of 969,989 food purchase records from a probabilistic sample of 48,470 households(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the prevalence of different categories of glucose tolerance in a Japanese-Brazihan population using World Health Organization (WHO) and American Diabetes Association (ADA) diagnostic criteria. RESEARCH DIVISION AND METHODS: The analyses were based on the data obtained from a study conducted in a representative sample of the(More)
Increased prevalence of self-reported NIDDM in Japanese-Brazilians was reported when compared to Japan. This study aimed at determining the prevalence of NIDDM and IGT in Japanese-Brazilians living in the city of Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil. The impact of western environment on the frequency of obesity, dyslipidemia and hypertension was investigated. All Issei(More)