Nutritional intervention programme among a Japanese-Brazilian community: procedures and results according to gender

Nutritional intervention programme among a Japanese-Brazilian community: procedures and results according to gender

Author Damiao, Renata Google Scholar
Sartorelli, Daniela Saes Google Scholar
Hirai, Amelia Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Massimino, Flavia Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Poletto, Juliana Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Bevilacqua, Marselle Rodrigues Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Chaim, Rita Google Scholar
Morais Antonio de Salvo, Vera Lucia Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Asakura, Leiko Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Gouveia Ferreira, Sandra Roberta Google Scholar
Andreoni, Solange Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Agostinho Gimeno, Suely Godoy Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Japanese Brazilians Diabet Study G Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Triangulo Mineiro Fed Univ
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Sagrado Coracao Univ
Abstract Objective: To describe the results of a nutritional intervention programme among Japanese-Brazilians according to gender.Design: A non-controlled experimental study.Setting: the research included three points of clinical, nutritional and physical activity evaluation: at baseline (in 2005), after the first year and at the end of the second year (in 2007). the paired Student t test and multiple linear regression analysis were used to evaluate changes in the subjects' profile (clinical, nutritional and physical activity variables).Subjects: Japanese-Brazilians (n 575) of both genders, aged over 30 years.Results: We verified statistically significant reductions in body weight (0.9 kg), waist circumference (2.9 cm), blood pressure, fasting blood glucose (>3 mg/dl) and total cholesterol (>20 mg/dl) and its fractions, in both genders. We also found reductions in intake of energy (among men), protein (among women) and fat (both genders) and increases in intake of total fibre (among women) and carbohydrate (among men).Conclusions: the intervention programme indicated meaningful benefits for the intervention subjects, with changes in their habits that led to a 'healthier' lifestyle positively impacting their nutritional and metabolic profile.
Keywords Nutritional epidemiology
Cardiovascular risk factors
Japanese-Brazilians
Nutritional intervention study
Language English
Sponsor Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
Grant number FAPESP: 2005/59178-7
CNPq: 505845/2004-0
Date 2010-09-01
Published in Public Health Nutrition. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ Press, v. 13, n. 9, p. 1453-1461, 2010.
ISSN 1368-9800 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Cambridge Univ Press
Extent 1453-1461
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1368980010000935
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000282026600021
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/32887

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