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Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health (ELANS): rationale and study design
Abstract Background: Obesity is growing at an alarming rate in Latin America. Lifestyle behaviours such as physical activity and dietary intake have been largely associated with obesity in many countries; however studies ...
Developing a cooperative multicenter study in Latin America: Lessons learned from the Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health Project
Elaboración de un estudio colaborativo multicéntrico en América Latina: enseñanzas extraídas del Estudio Latinoamericano de Nutrición y Salud
Elaboração de estudo cooperativo multicêntrico na América Latina: ensinamentos do Projeto do Estudo Latino-americano de Nutrição e Saúde
This report examines the challenges of conducting a multicenter, cross-sectional study of coun- tries with diverse cultures, and shares the lessons learned. The Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health (ELANS) was used ...
Total and Added Sugar Intake: Assessment in Eight Latin American Countries
Non-communicable diseases are growing at an alarming rate in Latin America. We assessed total and added sugar intake in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela, to verify the adequacy ...
Standardization of the Food Composition Database Used in the Latin American Nutrition and Health Study (ELANS)
Between-country comparisons of estimated dietary intake are particularly prone to error when different food composition tables are used. The objective of this study was to describe our procedures and rationale for the ...
Is it possible to modify the obesogenic environment? - Brazil case
In recent decades, the prevalence of obesity has reached increasingly high rates among children and adolescents worldwide as the result of interactions between obesogenic environments and genetics. In Brazil, a middle-income ...
Prevalence and determinants of misreporting of energy intake among Latin American populations: results from ELANS Study
Underreporting and overreporting of energy intake (EI) have been recognized as potential sources of bias. Dietary data mainly rely on proxy respondents, but little is known about the determinants of misreporting of EI among ...
Alcohol Contribution to Total Energy Intake and Its Association with Nutritional Status and Diet Quality in Eight Latina American Countries
Alcohol consumption is a modifiable risk factor for non-communicable diseases. This study aimed to characterize alcohol consumers at the nutritional, anthropometric, and sociodemo- graphic levels. Data from 9218 participants ...
Dietary Diversity and Micronutrients Adequacy in Women of Childbearing Age: Results from ELANS Study
Dietary diversity, an important component of diet quality, is associated with an increased probability of adequate micronutrient intake. Women of childbearing age (WCA) are particularly vulnerable to micronutrient inadequacy. ...
Diet Quality and Diet Diversity in Eight Latin American Countries: Results from the Latin American Study of Nutrition and Health (ELANS)
This study aimed to assess diet quality score (DQS), considering healthy and unhealthy foods and nutrients, and diet diversity score (DDS) as indicators of risk of noncommunicable diseases in eight Latin American countries, ...
Socioeconomic status impact on diet quality and body mass index in eight Latin American countries: ELANS study results
Poor health and diet quality are associated with living within a low socioeconomic status (SES). This study aimed to investigate the impact of SES on diet quality and body mass index in Latin America. Data from the “Latin ...