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Association between diet quality index and prevalence of metabolic syndrome in adults

Grant number: 11/23747-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2012
Effective date (End): September 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nutrition - Nutritional Analysis of Population
Principal researcher:Nágila Raquel Teixeira Damasceno
Grantee:Ângela Sun Li Wu
Home Institution: Faculdade de Saúde Pública (FSP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Introduction: The metabolic syndrome (MS) involves a set of metabolic changes in the body that include insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, hypertension, increased triglycerides and decreased HDL. In addition, it is associated with cardiovascular risk factors, and as one of the main determinants of food. Therefore it is of great importance to assess the quality of adult diet. Objective: Assessment of the quality of the diet and its association with the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in adults. Methods: 400 individuals will be assessed / group of cardiovascular risk (low, intermediate and high) were classified according to the Framingham Risk Score (FRS) of both sexes and aged between 30 and 74. From this sample will be assessed the socio-economic and clinical, food consumption (24-hour dietary recall) and biochemical (serum cholesterol and triglyceride and HDL cholesterol, glucose sensing and insulin). Expected Results: From this study it will be possible to associate the index of diet quality with the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and to identify the components of the diet that favors or not the emergence of the Metabolic Syndrome.

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