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  1. Research

    Association between paraoxonase 1 (PON1) enzyme activity, PON1 C(−107)T polymorphism, nutritional status, and lipid profile in children

    Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) is an enzyme that possesses anti-atherogenic and anti-inflammatory properties with serum levels determined by genetic and exogenous factors. Lower serum PON1 arylesterase activity is assoc...

    Gabriela Uliano, Ludmila C. Muniz, Carlos C. Barros, Augusto Schneider and Sandra C. Valle

    Nutrire 2016 41:20

    Published on: 15 December 2016

  2. Research

    Association between the perceived environment and overweight in adults and elderly: a cross-sectional study

    Overweight is a global issue of epidemic proportions, and its negative influence on individual health is clear. However, the relation between environment and overweight is not thoroughly clear, especially conc...

    Fernanda Penido Matozinhos, Crizian Saar Gomes, Larissa Loures Mendes, Milene Cristine Pessoa, Cristina Maria Proença Padez, Geórgia das Graças Pena and Gustavo Velasquez-Melendez

    Nutrire 2016 41:18

    Published on: 28 November 2016

  3. Research

    Anemia among pregnant women attending primary healthcare units in the municipality of São Paulo, Brazil: evaluations after the mandatory fortification of wheat and maize flours with iron

    Improvements in the iron status of a population as result of food fortification are expected at the long term. In Brazil, the effectiveness of mandatory flour fortification with iron has been evidenced mostly ...

    Edna Helena da Silva Machado, Eduardo De Carli, Sophia Cornbluth Szarfarc, José Maria Pacheco Souza, Elizabeth Fujimori and Célia Colli

    Nutrire 2016 41:19

    Published on: 16 November 2016

  4. Review

    Physiological regulation of the heat shock response by glutamine: implications for chronic low-grade inflammatory diseases in age-related conditions

    Aging is an intricate process modulated by different molecular and cellular events, such as genome instability, epigenetic and transcriptional changes, molecular damage, cell death and senescence, inflammation...

    Jaqueline Santos Moreira Leite, Vinicius Fernandes Cruzat, Mauricio Krause and Paulo Ivo Homem de Bittencourt Jr.

    Nutrire 2016 41:17

    Published on: 3 November 2016

  5. Research

    Age at onset of caloric restriction and its effects on the redox profile of the rat hippocampus

    The benefits of caloric restriction (CR) on the protection against age-related neurodegenerative diseases have been the subject of several studies. However, the effects of CR on the central nervous system are ...

    Cristiane Pereira, Patricia Nardin, Daniela Fraga de Souza, Mateus Grings, Guilhian Leipnitz, Carlos Alberto Saraiva Gonçalves, Augusto Schneider, Renata Torres Abib, Sandra Costa Valle and Elizabete Helbig

    Nutrire 2016 41:16

    Published on: 27 October 2016

  6. Review

    Glutamine metabolism and its effects on immune response: molecular mechanism and gene expression

    This article aims to review glutamine metabolism and its effects on the immune response. Selected topics are addressed, particularly the effect of glutamine on cell survival and proliferation, as well as its i...

    Dalila Cunha de Oliveira, Fabiana da Silva Lima, Talita Sartori, Andressa Cristina Antunes Santos, Marcelo Macedo Rogero and Ricardo Ambrosio Fock

    Nutrire 2016 41:14

    Published on: 20 October 2016

  7. Review

    Abdominal obesity and cardiometabolic risk in children and adolescents, are we aware of their relevance?

    Obesity prevalence has increased worldwide over the last decades and has reached alarming rates in low middle-income countries. Childhood has been affected by this epidemic, leading to premature dramatic healt...

    Elsie C. O. Forkert, Tara Rendo-Urteaga, Marcus Vinicius Nascimento-Ferreira, Augusto Cesar Ferreira de Moraes, Luis A. Moreno and Heráclito Barbosa de Carvalho

    Nutrire 2016 41:15

    Published on: 5 October 2016

  8. Research

    Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) seed oil as a naturally rich source of bioactive compounds for nutraceutical purposes

    Characterization of food lipids has triggered the development of applications for the food and health industries. Thus, the lipid profiles of an increasing number of fruits and their seeds have been characteri...

    Luciana Tedesco Yoshime, Illana Louise Pereira de Melo, José Augusto Gasparotto Sattler, Eliane Bonifácio Teixeira de Carvalho and Jorge Mancini-Filho

    Nutrire 2016 41:12

    Published on: 7 September 2016

  9. Research

    Vitamin D role in smoking women and cardiac remodeling

    The objective of the study is to evaluate the influence of serum vitamin D concentrations and smoking status in cardiac structure and function.

    Melaine Priscila Fidelix, Suzana Erico Tanni, Meliza Goi Roscani, Carolina Bonfanti Mesquita, Karime Nafad de Melo Schelini, Bertha Furlan Polegato, Paula Schmidt Azevedo Gaiolla, Marcos Ferreira Minicucci, Leonardo Antonio Memede Zornoff, Silvia Justina Papini, Irma de Godoy and Sergio Alberto Rupp de Paiva

    Nutrire 2016 41:13

    Published on: 24 August 2016

  10. Research

    Intake, bioavailability, and absorption of iron in infants aged 6 to 36 months: an observational study in a Brazilian Well Child Clinic

    Preventing the development of iron deficiency anemia during infancy requires the appropriate complementary foods with high energy, nutrient density, and adequate iron content, as well as high nutrient bioavail...

    Francisca Teresa Veneziano Faleiros, Valéria Nóbrega da Silva, Mary de Assis Carvalho and Nilton Carlos Machado

    Nutrire 2016 41:10

    Published on: 10 August 2016

  11. Research

    Erythrocyte zinc and serum copper in male and female adolescents according to puberty stage at different growth phases

    Considering that modification in body composition and growth velocity leads to alterations in zinc and copper nutritional status, the purpose of the study was to assess erythrocyte zinc and serum copper in ado...

    Andréa Grano Marques, Roseli Oselka Sacardo Sarni, Luiz Anderson Lopes, Emilio Lopes Jr and Olga Maria Silverio Amancio

    Nutrire 2016 41:9

    Published on: 20 July 2016

  12. Research

    Irregular breakfast habits are associated with children’s increased adiposity and children’s and parents’ lifestyle-related behaviors: a population-based cross-sectional study

    Skipping meals, especially breakfast, is related to an increase in adiposity indicators, and this behavior is related to metabolic changes that predispose to the development of chronic diseases, recognized as ...

    Paulo Rogério Melo Rodrigues, Rosangela Alves Pereira, Ana Margarida Sebastião Santana, Augusta Gama, Isabel Mourão Carvalhal, Helena Nogueira, Vitor Rosado-Marques and Cristina Padez

    Nutrire 2016 41:8

    Published on: 15 July 2016

  13. Review

    Seafood lipids and cardiovascular health

    Seafood lipids encompass important healthy nutrients, such as n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs), which may have a significant effect on human cardiovascular health and needs to be supplied by the hum...

    Carlos Cardoso, Cláudia Afonso and Narcisa M. Bandarra

    Nutrire 2016 41:7

    Published on: 1 July 2016

  14. Research

    High-fat diet or low-protein diet changes peritoneal macrophages function in mice

    Obesity and protein malnutrition are major food problems nowadays, affecting billions of people around the world. The nutrition transition that has occurred in recent decades is changing the nutritional profil...

    Ed Wilson Santos, Dalila Cunha de Oliveira, Araceli Hastreiter, Jackeline Soares de Oliveira Beltran, Marcelo Macedo Rogero, Ricardo Ambrósio Fock and Primavera Borelli

    Nutrire 2016 41:6

    Published on: 28 June 2016

  15. Research

    Lipid-lowering properties of protein-rich mucuna product

    The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of protein-rich mucuna product (PRMP) on lipid parameters of hyperlipidemic rats.

    Josiane Therese Metsagang Ngatchic, NicolasYanou Njintang, Clemence Bernard, Julius Oben and Carl Moses Mbofung

    Nutrire 2016 41:2

    Published on: 25 May 2016

  16. Research

    Beverages characterize the nutritional profile of Brazilian adolescents’ breakfast

    The breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and its quality is essential for children and adolescents to maintain proper health condition. However, the nutritional composition of breakfast remains poo...

    Alline dos Santos Correa, Paulo Rogério Melo Rodrigues, Luana Silva Monteiro, Rita Adriana Gomes de Souza, Rosely Sichieri and Rosangela Alves Pereira

    Nutrire 2016 41:3

    Published on: 25 May 2016

  17. Position Statement

    Brazilian Society for Food and Nutrition position statement: gluten-free diet

    Position statement: The Brazilian Society for Food and Nutrition (SBAN) bases the following position statement on a critical analysis of the literature on the indications of a gluten-free (GF) diet. (1) There ...

    Lucas Carminatti Pantaleão, Marcelo Macedo Rogero and Olga Maria Silverio Amancio

    Nutrire 2016 41:4

    Published on: 25 May 2016

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