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Interdisciplinary therapy effects in oxygen consumption (VO2) in obese adults and its relation to parameters of Metabolic Syndrome

Grant number: 12/20677-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2013
Effective date (End): December 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health
Principal Investigator:Danielle Arisa Caranti
Grantee:João Pedro Novo Fidalgo
Host Institution: Instituto de Saúde e Sociedade (ISS). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Baixada Santista. Santos , SP, Brazil


Obesity is a multifactorial chronic degenerative disease that has shown a disorganized growth to epidemic levels, both in developed and developing countries. This condition usually comes with comorbidities related to the modification of some vital metabolic functions of the body, such as cardiac function. These metabolic disorders often appear associated with each other developing the metabolic syndrome, characterized by a constellation of risk factors for developing cardiovascular diseases associated with inactivity. These diseases are closely related to the lifestyle of obese individuals thus emphasize the importance of interdisciplinary therapy (with psychological, nutritional, therapeutic exercise beyond) as a viable strategy in order to modify the lifestyle and an improvement the pathological profile of obese individuals. The present study evaluates the effects of interdisciplinary therapy in obese individuals and relate them to changes in parameters associated with metabolic syndrome and changes in maximal oxygen uptake VO2 max. (AU)

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