Carla Moreira

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Country: Portugal

Publications

  1. pmc Research priorities for child and adolescent physical activity and sedentary behaviours: an international perspective using a twin-panel Delphi procedure
    Lauren Gillis
    Health and Use of Time HUT group, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:112. 2013
  2. pmc Ability of different measures of adiposity to identify high metabolic risk in adolescents
    Carla Moreira
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Rua Dr Plácido Costa 91, 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    J Obes 2011:578106. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Cardiorespiratory fitness is negatively associated with metabolic risk factors independently of the adherence to a healthy dietary pattern
    C Moreira
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Rua Dr Placido Costa, 91, 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 23:670-6. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Comparison of different VO(2max) equations in the ability to discriminate the metabolic risk in Portuguese adolescents
    Carla Moreira
    Research Centre for Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Portugal
    J Sci Med Sport 14:79-84. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Metabolic syndrome and physical fitness in a sample of Azorean adolescents
    Carla Moreira
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Metab Syndr Relat Disord 8:443-9. 2010
  6. pmc Metabolic risk factors, physical activity and physical fitness in Azorean adolescents: a cross-sectional study
    Carla Moreira
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Portugal
    BMC Public Health 11:214. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Metabolic syndrome, physical activity and cardiac autonomic function
    Luísa Soares-Miranda
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Rua Dr Plácido Costa 91, Porto, Portugal
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 28:363-9. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Cardiorespiratory fitness and TV viewing in relation to metabolic risk factors in Portuguese adolescents
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Portugal
    Ann Hum Biol 40:157-62. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Reference curves for BMI, waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio for Azorean adolescents (Portugal)
    Rute Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Rua Dr Plácido Costa 91, 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    Public Health Nutr 15:13-9. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Parental education level is associated with clustering of metabolic risk factors in adolescents independently of cardiorespiratory fitness, adherence to the Mediterranean diet, or pubertal stage
    Rute Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health, and Leisure, Faculty of Sports, University of Porto, Rua Dr Placido Costa, 91, 4200 450, Porto, Spain
    Pediatr Cardiol 35:959-64. 2014

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  1. pmc Research priorities for child and adolescent physical activity and sedentary behaviours: an international perspective using a twin-panel Delphi procedure
    Lauren Gillis
    Health and Use of Time HUT group, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:112. 2013
    ..The quantity and quality of studies in child and adolescent physical activity and sedentary behaviour have rapidly increased, but research directions are often pursued in a reactive and uncoordinated manner...
  2. pmc Ability of different measures of adiposity to identify high metabolic risk in adolescents
    Carla Moreira
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Rua Dr Plácido Costa 91, 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    J Obes 2011:578106. 2011
    ..Conclusion. All measures of adiposity were significantly associated with metabolic risk factors in a sample of Portuguese adolescents...
  3. doi request reprint Cardiorespiratory fitness is negatively associated with metabolic risk factors independently of the adherence to a healthy dietary pattern
    C Moreira
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Rua Dr Placido Costa, 91, 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 23:670-6. 2013
    ..This study aimed to assess the impact of the combined associations of CRF and adherence to the Southern European Atlantic Diet (SEADiet) on the clustering of metabolic risk factors in adolescents...
  4. doi request reprint Comparison of different VO(2max) equations in the ability to discriminate the metabolic risk in Portuguese adolescents
    Carla Moreira
    Research Centre for Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Portugal
    J Sci Med Sport 14:79-84. 2011
    ..The VO(2max) values found require further testing in other populations as well as in longitudinal studies; the identification of adolescents who have low CRF levels can help detect youth with an increased risk of metabolic disease...
  5. doi request reprint Metabolic syndrome and physical fitness in a sample of Azorean adolescents
    Carla Moreira
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Metab Syndr Relat Disord 8:443-9. 2010
    ..This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its components and to analyze the relationship between metabolic syndrome and overall physical fitness levels in a sample of Azorean adolescents...
  6. pmc Metabolic risk factors, physical activity and physical fitness in Azorean adolescents: a cross-sectional study
    Carla Moreira
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Portugal
    BMC Public Health 11:214. 2011
    ..This study analyzed the relationships between metabolic risk factors (MRF) and physical activity (PA) and physical fitness (PF) in a sample of Azorean adolescents...
  7. doi request reprint Metabolic syndrome, physical activity and cardiac autonomic function
    Luísa Soares-Miranda
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Rua Dr Plácido Costa 91, Porto, Portugal
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 28:363-9. 2012
    ..We also aimed to identify predictors of 3-year changes in HRV...
  8. doi request reprint Cardiorespiratory fitness and TV viewing in relation to metabolic risk factors in Portuguese adolescents
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Portugal
    Ann Hum Biol 40:157-62. 2013
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  9. doi request reprint Reference curves for BMI, waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio for Azorean adolescents (Portugal)
    Rute Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Rua Dr Plácido Costa 91, 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    Public Health Nutr 15:13-9. 2012
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Parental education level is associated with clustering of metabolic risk factors in adolescents independently of cardiorespiratory fitness, adherence to the Mediterranean diet, or pubertal stage
    Rute Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health, and Leisure, Faculty of Sports, University of Porto, Rua Dr Placido Costa, 91, 4200 450, Porto, Spain
    Pediatr Cardiol 35:959-64. 2014
    ..Future health-promotion strategies among Azorean adolescents should consider the impact of SES on their health...
  11. pmc Sitting time and body mass index, in a Portuguese sample of men: results from the Azorean Physical Activity and Health Study (APAHS)
    Rute Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports, University of Porto, Portugal
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:1500-7. 2010
    ..Although the cross sectional design precludes us from establishing causality, our findings emphasize the importance of reducing sedentary behavior to decrease the risk of obesity...
  12. doi request reprint Benefits of achieving vigorous as well as moderate physical activity recommendations: evidence from heart rate complexity and cardiac vagal modulation
    Luísa Soares-Miranda
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    J Sports Sci 29:1011-8. 2011
    ..These findings suggest that vigorous physical activity is more closely associated with high heart rate complexity than moderate physical activity in young adults...
  13. doi request reprint Predictors of adherence to the Mediterranean diet from the first to the second trimester of pregnancy
    Sandra Abreu
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Portugal
    Nutr Hosp 31:1403-12. 2015
    ..This study aimed to identify predictors of adherence to the Mediterranean diet (MD) from the first to second trimester of pregnancy...
  14. doi request reprint Vitamin D intake and cardiometabolic risk factors in adolescents
    Carla Moreira
    1 Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Metab Syndr Relat Disord 12:171-7. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess vitamin D intake and investigate a possible association between vitamin D intake and cardiometabolic risk factors in Azorean adolescents...
  15. doi request reprint Impact of compliance with different guidelines on physical activity during pregnancy and perceived barriers to leisure physical activity
    Paula Clara Santos
    a Department of Physiotherapy, School of Health Technology of Porto, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    J Sports Sci 32:1398-408. 2014
    ..Our results indicate that there were no differences between trimesters regarding compliance of PA recommendations, and perceived barriers were similar in both trimesters...
  16. doi request reprint Food consumption, physical activity and socio-economic status related to BMI, waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio in adolescents
    Sandra Abreu
    1Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Rua Dr Plácido Costa 91, 4200 450 Porto, Portugal
    Public Health Nutr 17:1834-49. 2014
    ..To examine the association between obesity and food group intakes, physical activity and socio-economic status in adolescents...
  17. doi request reprint Ability of Measures of Adiposity in Identifying Adverse Levels of Inflammatory and Metabolic Markers in Adolescents
    José Oliveira-Santos
    1 Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Child Obes 12:135-43. 2016
    ..We aimed to assess the ability of different measures of overall and abdominal adiposity for identifying adverse levels of inflammatory and metabolic markers in adolescents...
  18. doi request reprint Adolescents' perception of environmental features and its association with physical activity: results from de Azorean Physical Activity and Health Study II
    Andre Oliveira
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health, and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Portugal
    J Phys Act Health 11:917-21. 2014
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Intake of milk, but not total dairy, yogurt, or cheese, is negatively associated with the clustering of cardiometabolic risk factors in adolescents
    Sandra Abreu
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, 91 4200 Porto, Portugal Electronic address
    Nutr Res 34:48-57. 2014
    ..531; 95% confidence interval, 0.302-0.931). No association was found between CMRS and total dairy, yogurt, and cheese intake. Only milk intake seems to be inversely related to CMRS in adolescents. ..
  20. pmc Evaluation of physical activity programmes for the elderly - exploring the lessons from other sectors and examining the general characteristics of the programmes
    Ana I Marques
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
    BMC Res Notes 4:368. 2011
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  21. doi request reprint The independent associations of sedentary behaviour and physical activity on cardiorespiratory fitness
    Rute Santos
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal Maia Institute of Higher Education, Maia, Portugal
    Br J Sports Med 48:1508-12. 2014
    ..We analysed the combined association of objectively measured sedentary behaviour and moderate-to-vigorous intensity PA (MVPA) on CRF in Portuguese children and adolescents...
  22. doi request reprint Sensitivity and specificity of different measures of adiposity to distinguish between low/high motor coordination
    Luis Lopes
    Research Centre for Physical Activity, Health and Leisure CIAFEL, Faculty of Sports, Universidade do Porto UP, Porto, Portugal Research Centre on Child Studies CIEC, Institute of Education, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal Electronic address
    J Pediatr (Rio J) 91:44-51. 2015
    ..This study aimed to determine the ability of different measures of adiposity to discriminate between low/high motor coordination and to evaluate the relationship between different measures of adiposity and motor coordination...
  23. pmc Influence of muscle fitness test performance on metabolic risk factors among adolescent girls
    Jorge Mota
    Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sports University of Porto Portugal
    Diabetol Metab Syndr 2:42. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association between muscular fitness (MF), assessed by 2 components of Fitnessgram test battery, the Curl-Up and Push-Ups tests and the metabolic risk score among adolescent girls...