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Relationship among homocysteine, nutritional status and cardiovascular risk in hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients

Grant number: 05/04361-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2006
Effective date (End): March 31, 2007
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nutrition - Nutrition Biochemistry
Principal Investigator:Paula Garcia Chiarello
Grantee:Luzania dos Santos Martins
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (FMRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil


Homocysteine presents a direct association with cardiovascular diseases and, in dialysis patients, may show an inverse relation; low levels of homocysteine may predict clinical complications and higher cardiovascular risks. To clarify relations between homocysteine, cardiovascular risk and inflammatory state in different nutritional status could help to understand and establish clinical and nutritional markers to this particular group. (AU)

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