Paula Ravasco

Investigador/Outro

Licenciada em Nutrição e Engenharia Alimentar em 2000, Doutoramento em Ciências da Saúde – Nutrição em 2007 com  a Tese: “Cancer: metabolic dysfunction, nutrition and Quality of Life” pela Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Llisboa, Licenciada em Ciências da Nutrição em 2010 e Mestrado Integrado em Medicina em 2012. Frequentou o curso de pós-graduação internacional em nutrição clínica em 2000. Frequentou o curso avançado em metodologias da investigação e análise de dados em 2001. Frequentou o curso de pós-graduação em imunidade, nutrição e saúde em 2003 nis EUA. Tem competência em Nutrição Clínica pela ESPEN. Tem competência em investigação clínica pela FMUL.

É membro do Comité Educacional e de Prática Clínica da ESPEN (European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism) como expert em nutrição clínica e metabolismo e membro efectivo da ESPEN Faculty, responsável por programas científicos e educacionais de congressos, conferências e cursos pré- e pós-graduados internacionais, bem como elaboração de guidelines em nutrição e medicina.

Desde há 6 anos integra o painel de docentes de cursos formação avançada em nutrição clínica e nutrição e cancro em colaboração 2 universidades europeias.

Desenvolve atividade clínica e investigação na área da nutrição, nutrição clínica, metabolismo, oncologia, Qualidade de Vida e outcomes, modulação da doença. É investigadora principal em projectos de colaboração a nível nacional e internacional com várias instituições de saúde, instituições de ensino superior e laboratórios de investigação.

Autora mais de 60 artigos científicos de investigação original publicados em revistas internacionais com peer-reviews e de mais de 50 artigos nacionais.

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5,10-Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) 677C→T and 1298A→C mutations are associated with DNA hypomethylation

Ravasco, P. , Castro, R.. (2004). 5,10-Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) 677C→T and 1298A→C mutations are associated with DNA hypomethylation. Journal of Medical Genetics
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5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase 677C → T and 1298A → C mutations are genetic determinants of elevated homocysteine

Ravasco, P. , Castro, R.. (2003). 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase 677C → T and 1298A → C mutations are genetic determinants of elevated homocysteine. QJM - Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
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A longitudinal study of hospital undernutrition in the elderly: Comparison of four validated methods

Ravasco, P. , Cansado, P.. (2009). A longitudinal study of hospital undernutrition in the elderly: Comparison of four validated methods. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging
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Aspects of taste and compliance in patients with cancer

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2005). Aspects of taste and compliance in patients with cancer. European Journal of Oncology Nursing
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Blood oxidative stress markers in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and how it correlates with diet

Ravasco, P. , Machado, M.V.. (2008). Blood oxidative stress markers in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and how it correlates with diet. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
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Body fat and poor diet in breast cancer women

Ravasco, P. , Amaral, P.. (2010). Body fat and poor diet in breast cancer women. Nutricion Hospitalaria
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Body fat levels in children and adolescents: Effects on the prevalence of obesity

Ravasco, P. , Marques-Vidal, P.. (2008). Body fat levels in children and adolescents: Effects on the prevalence of obesity. e-SPEN
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Body image, weight concerns and related practices by Portuguese adolescents

Ravasco, P. , Marcelino, G.. (2009). Body image, weight concerns and related practices by Portuguese adolescents. Nutritional Therapy and Metabolism
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Cachexia at diagnosis is associated with poor survival in head and neck cancer patients

Ravasco, P. , Orell-Kotikangas, H.. (2017). Cachexia at diagnosis is associated with poor survival in head and neck cancer patients. Acta Oto-Laryngologica
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Cancer and nutrition: Key determinants of quality of life

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2009). Cancer and nutrition: Key determinants of quality of life. European Journal of Cancer
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Cancer wasting and quality of life react to early individualized nutritional counselling!

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2007). Cancer wasting and quality of life react to early individualized nutritional counselling!. Clinical Nutrition
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Cancer: Disease and nutrition are key determinants of patients' quality of life

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2004). Cancer: Disease and nutrition are key determinants of patients' quality of life. Supportive Care in Cancer
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Colorectal cancer: Can nutrients modulate NF-κB and apoptosis?

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2010). Colorectal cancer: Can nutrients modulate NF-κB and apoptosis?. Clinical Nutrition
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Colorectal cancer: Intrinsic characteristics modulate cancer energy expenditure and the risk of cachexia

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2007). Colorectal cancer: Intrinsic characteristics modulate cancer energy expenditure and the risk of cachexia. Cancer Investigation
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Definition and classification of cancer cachexia: An international consensus

Ravasco, P. , Fearon, K.. (2011). Definition and classification of cancer cachexia: An international consensus. The Lancet Oncology
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Dietary counseling improves patient outcomes: A prospective, randomized, controlled trial in colorectal cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2005). Dietary counseling improves patient outcomes: A prospective, randomized, controlled trial in colorectal cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy. Journal of Clinical Oncology
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Differing trends in the association between obesity and self-reported health in Portugal and Switzerland. Data from national health surveys 1992-2007

Ravasco, P. , Marques-Vidal, P.. (2012). Differing trends in the association between obesity and self-reported health in Portugal and Switzerland. Data from national health surveys 1992-2007. BMC Public Health
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Does nutrition influence quality of life in cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy?

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2003). Does nutrition influence quality of life in cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy?. Radiotherapy and Oncology
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Does nutrition play a role in the quality of life of patients under chronic haemodialysis?

Ravasco, P. , Raimundo, P.. (2006). Does nutrition play a role in the quality of life of patients under chronic haemodialysis?. Nutricion Hospitalaria
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Eicosapentaenoic acid in cancer improves body composition and modulates metabolism

Ravasco, P. , Pappalardo, G.. (2015). Eicosapentaenoic acid in cancer improves body composition and modulates metabolism. Nutrition
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ESPEN guidelines on nutrition in cancer patients

Ravasco, P. , Arends, J.. (2017). ESPEN guidelines on nutrition in cancer patients. Clinical Nutrition
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ESPEN guidelines on nutritional support for polymorbid internal medicine patients

Ravasco, P. , Gomes, F.. (2017). ESPEN guidelines on nutritional support for polymorbid internal medicine patients. Clinical Nutrition
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Excessive adiposity and sedentary lifestyles are prevalent in cancer patients; a pilot study | La adiposidad excesiva y los estilos de vida sedentarios son prevalentes en los pacientes oncológicos; un estudio piloto

Ravasco, P. , Almeida, A.I.. (2013). Excessive adiposity and sedentary lifestyles are prevalent in cancer patients; a pilot study | La adiposidad excesiva y los estilos de vida sedentarios son prevalentes en los pacientes oncológicos; un estudio piloto. Nutricion Hospitalaria
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Food for health: Primary-care prevention and public health relevance of the medical role | Alimentação para a saúde: A relevância da intervenção dos médicos

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2011). Food for health: Primary-care prevention and public health relevance of the medical role | Alimentação para a saúde: A relevância da intervenção dos médicos. Acta Medica Portuguesa
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Foodstuffs and colorectal cancer risk: A review

Ravasco, P. , Marques-Vidal, P.. (2006). Foodstuffs and colorectal cancer risk: A review. Clinical Nutrition
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How relevant are cytokines in colorectal cancer wasting?

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2007). How relevant are cytokines in colorectal cancer wasting?. Cancer Journal
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Impact of nutrition on outcome: A prospective randomized controlled trial in patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiotherapy

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2005). Impact of nutrition on outcome: A prospective randomized controlled trial in patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiotherapy. Head and Neck
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Increased body fat is independently and negatively related with cardiorespiratory fitness levels in children and adolescents with normal weight

Ravasco, P. , Marques-Vidal, P.. (2010). Increased body fat is independently and negatively related with cardiorespiratory fitness levels in children and adolescents with normal weight. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
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Increased homocysteine and S-adenosylhomocysteine concentrations and DNA hypomethylation in vascular disease

Ravasco, P. , Castro, R.. (2003). Increased homocysteine and S-adenosylhomocysteine concentrations and DNA hypomethylation in vascular disease. Clinical Chemistry
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Individualized nutrition intervention is of major benefit to colorectal cancer patients: Long-term follow-up of a randomized controlled trial of nutritional therapy

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2012). Individualized nutrition intervention is of major benefit to colorectal cancer patients: Long-term follow-up of a randomized controlled trial of nutritional therapy. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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International exchange program between medical schools: the relevance of a clinical research training in nutrition

Ravasco, P. , Ferencova, J.. (2010). International exchange program between medical schools: the relevance of a clinical research training in nutrition. Nutricion Hospitalaria
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International research program between medical schools: The relevance of clinical research training in nutrition

Ravasco, P. , Stambolliu, E.. (2012). International research program between medical schools: The relevance of clinical research training in nutrition. Nutritional Therapy and Metabolism
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Iron homeostasis and H63D mutations in alcoholics with and without liver disease

Ravasco, P. , Machado, M.V.. (2009). Iron homeostasis and H63D mutations in alcoholics with and without liver disease. World Journal of Gastroenterology
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Length of stay in surgical patients: Nutritional predictive parameters revisited

Ravasco, P. , Almeida, A.I.. (2013). Length of stay in surgical patients: Nutritional predictive parameters revisited. British Journal of Nutrition
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Methods of valuation of the nutritional condition | Métodos de valoración del estado nutricional

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2010). Methods of valuation of the nutritional condition | Métodos de valoración del estado nutricional. Nutricion Hospitalaria
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NF-κB and apoptosis in colorectal tumourigenesis

Ravasco, P. , Aranha, M.M.. (2007). NF-κB and apoptosis in colorectal tumourigenesis. European Journal of Clinical Investigation
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NRS-2002 for pre-treatment nutritional risk screening and nutritional status assessment in head and neck cancer patients

Ravasco, P. , Orell-Kotikangas, H.. (2015). NRS-2002 for pre-treatment nutritional risk screening and nutritional status assessment in head and neck cancer patients. Supportive Care in Cancer
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Nutrition in Cancer

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2015). Nutrition in Cancer. Nestle Nutrition Institute Workshop Series
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Nutritional approaches in cancer: Relevance of individualized counseling and supplementation

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2015). Nutritional approaches in cancer: Relevance of individualized counseling and supplementation. Nutrition
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Nutritional deterioration in cancer: The role of disease and diet

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2003). Nutritional deterioration in cancer: The role of disease and diet. Clinical Oncology
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Nutritional risk and status assessment in surgical patients: A challenge amidst plenty

Ravasco, P. , Mourão, F.. (2004). Nutritional risk and status assessment in surgical patients: A challenge amidst plenty. Nutricion Hospitalaria
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Nutritional risk and status of surgical patients; the relevance of nutrition training of medical students | Riesgo y estado nutricionales en pacientes quirúrgicos; la relevancia del entrenamiento nutricional en estudiantes de medicina

Ravasco, P. , Ferreira, C.. (2012). Nutritional risk and status of surgical patients; the relevance of nutrition training of medical students | Riesgo y estado nutricionales en pacientes quirúrgicos; la relevancia del entrenamiento nutricional en estudiantes de medicina. Nutricion Hospitalaria
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Nutritional risk screening in surgery: Valid, feasible, easy!

Ravasco, P. , Almeida, A.I.. (2012). Nutritional risk screening in surgery: Valid, feasible, easy!. Clinical Nutrition
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Nutritional risks and colorectal cancer in a Portuguese population

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2005). Nutritional risks and colorectal cancer in a Portuguese population. Nutricion Hospitalaria
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Nutritional status and eating pattern in prostate cancer patients

Ravasco, P. , Mehdad, A.. (2010). Nutritional status and eating pattern in prostate cancer patients. Nutricion Hospitalaria
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Nutritional support in head and neck cancer: How and why?

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2011). Nutritional support in head and neck cancer: How and why?. Anti-Cancer Drugs
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Patient-centered outcomes in cancer: Nutrition makes a real difference!

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2006). Patient-centered outcomes in cancer: Nutrition makes a real difference!. Current Nutrition and Food Science
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Quality of life in gastrointestinal cancer: What is the impact of nutrition? | Qualidade de vida em doentes com cancro gastrintestinal: Qual o impacto da nutrição?

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2006). Quality of life in gastrointestinal cancer: What is the impact of nutrition? | Qualidade de vida em doentes com cancro gastrintestinal: Qual o impacto da nutrição?. Acta Medica Portuguesa
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Reply to AG Longhi

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2013). Reply to AG Longhi. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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Research training in nutrition: Relevance for medical clinical pratice | Estágio De Investigação Em Nutrição: Relevância Para a Prática Clínica Em Medicina

Ravasco, P. , Coronha, A.L.. (2011). Research training in nutrition: Relevance for medical clinical pratice | Estágio De Investigação Em Nutrição: Relevância Para a Prática Clínica Em Medicina. Acta Medica Portuguesa
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Role of a nutrition support team in reducing the inappropriate use of parenteral nutrition (multiple letters) [2]

Ravasco, P. , Piquet, M.-A.. (2004). Role of a nutrition support team in reducing the inappropriate use of parenteral nutrition (multiple letters) [2]. Clinical Nutrition
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Should omega-3 fatty acids be used for adjuvant treatment of cancer cachexia?

Ravasco, P. , Daryna Sergiyivna Lavriv. (2018). Should omega-3 fatty acids be used for adjuvant treatment of cancer cachexia?. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
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Specific changes in n-6 fatty acid metabolism in patients with chronic intestinal failure

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2002). Specific changes in n-6 fatty acid metabolism in patients with chronic intestinal failure. Clinical Nutrition
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Students of dietetics & nutrition; a high risk group for eating disorders? | Estudiantes de dietética y nutricion; ¿un grupo con riesgo elevado para trastornos de la alimentación?

Ravasco, P. , Mealha, V.. (2013). Students of dietetics & nutrition; a high risk group for eating disorders? | Estudiantes de dietética y nutricion; ¿un grupo con riesgo elevado para trastornos de la alimentación?. Nutricion Hospitalaria
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Survey on the current practice of nutritional therapy in Portugal

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2004). Survey on the current practice of nutritional therapy in Portugal. Clinical Nutrition
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Teaching nutrition integration: Must screening in cancer

Ravasco, P. , Boléo-Tomé, C.. (2011). Teaching nutrition integration: Must screening in cancer. Oncologist
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Ten-year trends in overweight and obesity in the adult Portuguese population, 1995 to 2005

Ravasco, P. , Marques-Vidal, P.. (2011). Ten-year trends in overweight and obesity in the adult Portuguese population, 1995 to 2005. BMC Public Health
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The central role of nutritional therapy in cancer: The input of an experts committee of Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2013). The central role of nutritional therapy in cancer: The input of an experts committee of Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology. Chinese Clinical Oncology
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The diversity of nutritional status in cancer: New insights

Ravasco, P. , Chaves, M.R.. (2010). The diversity of nutritional status in cancer: New insights. Oncologist
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The effect of locoregional recurrence on survival and distant metastasis after conservative treatment for invasive breast carcinoma

Ravasco, P. , Monteiro Grillo, I.. (2005). The effect of locoregional recurrence on survival and distant metastasis after conservative treatment for invasive breast carcinoma. Clinical Oncology
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The impact of fluid therapy on nutrient delivery: A prospective evaluation of practice in respiratory intensive care

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2003). The impact of fluid therapy on nutrient delivery: A prospective evaluation of practice in respiratory intensive care. Clinical Nutrition
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The relevance of body composition in cancer patients: What is the evidence? | A importância da composição corporal no doente oncológico: Qual a evidência?

Ravasco, P. , Coronha, A.L.. (2011). The relevance of body composition in cancer patients: What is the evidence? | A importância da composição corporal no doente oncológico: Qual a evidência?. Acta Medica Portuguesa
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The TCN2 776C&gt;G polymorphism correlates with vitamin B<inf>12</inf>cellular delivery in healthy adult populations

Ravasco, P. , Castro, R.. (2010). The TCN2 776C>G polymorphism correlates with vitamin B12cellular delivery in healthy adult populations. Clinical Biochemistry
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Trends of food intake in Portugal, 1987-1999: Results from the National Health Surveys

Ravasco, P. , Marques-Vidal, P.. (2006). Trends of food intake in Portugal, 1987-1999: Results from the National Health Surveys. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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Tube Feeding in Mechanically Ventilated Critically Ill Patients: A Prospective Clinical Audit

Ravasco, P. , Ravasco, P.. (2003). Tube Feeding in Mechanically Ventilated Critically Ill Patients: A Prospective Clinical Audit. Nutrition in Clinical Practice
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Underdiagnosed and undertreated: Obesity in the Portuguese population

Ravasco, P. , Marques-Vidal, P.. (2011). Underdiagnosed and undertreated: Obesity in the Portuguese population. Archives of Internal Medicine
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Undernutrition and nutritional supplements in Oncology: What do health professionals and caregivers know? - A pilot survey

Ravasco, P. , Ferreira, C.. (2012). Undernutrition and nutritional supplements in Oncology: What do health professionals and caregivers know? - A pilot survey. e-SPEN Journal
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Validation of the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) in cancer

Ravasco, P. , Boléo-Tomé, C.. (2012). Validation of the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) in cancer. British Journal of Nutrition
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Weight changes in Portuguese patients with depression: Which factors are involved?

Ravasco, P. , Correia, J.. (2014). Weight changes in Portuguese patients with depression: Which factors are involved?. Nutrition Journal
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Weight concerns and weight reduction practices of Portuguese adolescents

Ravasco, P. , Marcelino, G.. (2009). Weight concerns and weight reduction practices of Portuguese adolescents. Nutricion Hospitalaria
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What is the nutrition and lifestyle profile in oncology patient? Cross-sectional study | Qual o perfil nutricional e de estilos de vida do doente oncológico? Estudo transversal

Ravasco, P. , Rolão, A.. (2011). What is the nutrition and lifestyle profile in oncology patient? Cross-sectional study | Qual o perfil nutricional e de estilos de vida do doente oncológico? Estudo transversal. Acta Medica Portuguesa
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What is the relevance of nutrition in oncology? | Qual a relevância da nutrição em oncologia?

Ravasco, P. , de Carvalho, G.. (2011). What is the relevance of nutrition in oncology? | Qual a relevância da nutrição em oncologia?. Acta Medica Portuguesa
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What is the relevance of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy on the survival of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

Ravasco, P. , Pena, M.J.. (2012). What is the relevance of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy on the survival of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis