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A behavioral intervention in a cohort of Japanese-Brazilians at high cardiometabolic risk.

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A behavioral intervention in a cohort of Japanese-Brazilians at high cardiometabolic risk.
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Revista de saúde pública, August 2012
DOI 10.1590/s0034-89102012005000045
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Almeida-Pititto, Bianca de, Griffin, Simon J, Sharp, Stephen J, Hirai, Amélia T, Gimeno, Suely G A, Ferreira, Sandra R G, Bianca de Almeida-Pititto, Simon J Griffin, Stephen J Sharp, Amélia T Hirai, Suely G A Gimeno, Sandra R G Ferreira


To assess the effect of a health promotion program on cardiometabolic risk profile in Japanese-Brazilians. A total of 466 subjects from a study on diabetes prevalence conducted in the city of Bauru, southeastern Brazil, in 2000 completed a 1-year intervention program (2005-2006) based on healthy diet counseling and physical activity. Changes in blood pressure and metabolic parameters in the 2005-2006 period were compared with annual changes in these same variables in the 2000-2005 period. During the intervention, there were greater annual reductions in mean (SD) waist circumference [-0.5(3.8) vs. 1.2(1.2) cm per year, p<0.001], systolic blood pressure [-4.6(17.9) vs. 1.8(4.3) mmHg per year, p<0.001], 2-hour plasma glucose [-1.2(2.1) vs. -0.2(0.6) mmol/L per year, p<0.001], LDL-cholesterol [-0.3(0.9) vs. -0.1(0.2) mmol/L per year, p<0.001] and Framingham coronary heart disease risk score [-0.25(3.03) vs. 0.11(0.66) per year, p=0.02] but not in triglycerides [0.2(1.6) vs. 0.1(0.42) mmol/L per year, p<0.001], and fasting insulin level [1.2(5.8) vs. -0.7(2.2) IU/mL per year, p<0.001] compared with the pre-intervention period. Significant reductions in the prevalence of impaired fasting glucose/impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes were seen during the intervention (from 58.4% to 35.4%, p<0.001; and from 30.1% to 21.7%, p= 0.004, respectively). A one-year community-based health promotion program brings cardiometabolic benefits in a high-risk population of Japanese-Brazilians.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 1 1%
Unknown 69 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 19%
Student > Bachelor 9 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 11%
Researcher 5 7%
Other 5 7%
Other 16 23%
Unknown 14 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 14%
Social Sciences 7 10%
Sports and Recreations 6 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 3%
Other 7 10%
Unknown 22 31%