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Chrono-Nutrition: The Relationship between Time-of-Day Energy and Macronutrient Intake and Children's Body Weight Status.

J Biol Rhythms, 2019 Mar 28:748730419838908. doi: 10.1177/0748730419838908. [Epub ahead of print]
Teixeira P, Marques A, Lopes C, Sardinha L

Prevalence and Preferences of Self-Reported Physical Activity and Nonsedentary Behaviors in Portuguese Adults.

J Phys Act Health, 2019 Mar 8:1-8. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2018-0340. [Epub ahead of print]

Relationship between dietary vitamin D and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in Portuguese adolescents.

Public Health Nutr , 2018 Feb;21(2):325-332. doi: 10.1017/S1368980017002804. Epub 2017 Oct 30.

Tracking of food and nutrient intake from adolescence into early adulthood.

Nutrition, 2018 Mar 27;55-56:84-90. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2018.02.015. [Epub ahead of print]

Anthropometric Indices Based on Waist Circumference as Measures of Adiposity in Children.

Obesity (Silver Spring), 2018 Mar 25. doi: 10.1002/oby.22170. [Epub ahead of print]
Madeira T, Peixoto-Plácido C, Sousa-Santos N, Santos O, Alarcão V, Goulão B, Mendonça N, Nicola PJ, Yngve A, Bye A, Bergland A, Amaral TF, Lopes C, Gorjão Clara J

Malnutrition among older adults living in Portuguese nursing homes: the PEN-3S study.

Public Health Nutr , 2018 Oct 15:1-12. doi: 10.1017/S1368980018002318. [Epub ahead of print]
Marabujo T, Ramos E, Lopes C

Dairy products and total calcium intake at 13 years of age and its association with obesity at 21 years of age.

Eur J Clin Nutr, 2018 Jan 25. doi: 10.1038/s41430-017-0082-x. [Epub ahead of print]
Vilela S, Severo M, Moreira T, Oliveira A, Hetherington MM, Lopes C

Association between eating frequency and eating behaviours related to appetite from 4 to 7 years of age: Findings from the population-based birth cohort generation XXI.

Appetite, 2018 Oct 5. pii: S0195-6663(18)30349-0. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.10.002. [Epub ahead of print]

Evaluation of a short food frequency questionnaire for dietary intake assessment among children.

Eur J Clin Nutr, 2018 May 30. doi: 10.1038/s41430-018-0200-4. [Epub ahead of print]
Assunção R, Alvito P, Brazão R, Carmona P, Carvalho C, Fernandes P, Jakobsen L, Lopes C, Martins C, Membré JM, Monteiro S, Nabais P, Thomsen ST,, Torres D, Viegas S, Pires S, Boué G

Projeto RiskBenefit4EU – uma estratégia para a avaliação de risco-benefício de alimentos em Portugal

Boletim Epidemiológico Observações., 2018 setembro-dezembro;7(23):35-38
Lopes C, Torres D, Oliveira A, Severo M, Guiomar S, Alarcão V, Ramos E, Rodrigues S, Vilela S, Oliveira L, Mota J, Teixeira PJ, Nicola PJ, Soares S, Andersen LF; IAN-AF Consortium

National Food, Nutrition, and Physical Activity Survey of the Portuguese General Population (2015-2016): Protocol for Design and Development.

JMIR Res Protoc, 2018 Feb 15;7(2):e42. doi: 10.2196/resprot.8990.
Vilela S, Hetherington MM, Oliveira A, Lopes C

Tracking diet variety in childhood and its association with eating behaviours related to appetite: The generation XXI birth cohort.

Appetite, 2018 Apr 1;123:241-248. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2017.12.030. Epub 2018 Jan 4.
Cabral M, Joana Araújo, Lopes C, Ramos E

Food intake and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein levels in adolescents.

Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis, 2018 Jun 9. pii: S0939-4753(18)30191-1. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2018.06.003. [Epub ahead of print]
Vilela S, Lopes C, Guiomar S, Severo M, Rangelova L, Petrova S, Horváth Z, Cseh J, Schweter A, Lindtner O, Ambrus Á, Torres D

Validation of a picture book to be used in a pan-European dietary survey.

Public Health Nutr , 2018 Feb 1:1-10. doi: 10.1017/S1368980017004153. [Epub ahead of print]

Weight following birth and childhood dietary intake: A prospective cohort study.

Nutrition, 2017 Jan;33:58-64. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2016.08.008. Epub 2016 Sep 8.
Moschonis G, de Lauzon-Guillain B, Jones L, Oliveira A, Lambrinou CP, Damianidi L, Lioret S, Moreira P, Lopes C, Emmett P, Charles MA, Manios Y

The effect of early feeding practices on growth indices and obesity at preschool children from four European countries and UK schoolchildren and adolescents.

Eur J Pediatr, 2017 Jul 15. doi: 10.1007/s00431-017-2961-5. [Epub ahead of print]
Orfanos P, Naska A, Lopes C, Freisling H, Rohrmann S, Sieri S, Elmadfa I, Lachat C, Gedrich K, Boeing H, Katzke V, Turrini A, Tumino R, Ricceri F, Mattiello A, Palli D, Ocké M, Engeset D, Oltarzewski M, Nilsson LM,

Eating at restaurants, at work or at home. Is there a difference? A study among adults of 11 European countries in the context of the HECTOR* project.

Eur J Clin Nutr, 2017 Mar;71(3):407-419. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2016.219. Epub 2016 Dec 14.

Association between dietary patterns and adiposity from 4 to 7 years of age.

Public Health Nutr , 2017 May 23:1-10. doi: 10.1017/S1368980017000854. [Epub ahead of print]
Gomes S, Lopes C, Pinto E

Folate and folic acid in the periconceptional period: recommendations from official health organizations in thirty-six countries worldwide and WHO

Public Health Nutr , 2016 Jan;19(1):176-89. doi: 10.1017/S1368980015000555. Epub 2015 Apr 16.
Costa L, Cosme D, Nogueira-Silva L, Morato M, Sousa T, Moura C, Mota C, Guerra A, Albino-Teixeira A, Schaefer F, Lopes C, Caldas-Afonso A, Azevedo A

Gender and obesity modify the impact of salt intake on blood pressure in children.

Pediatr Nephrol, 2016 Feb;31(2):279-88. doi: 10.1007/s00467-015-3210-7. Epub 2015 Sep 29.
Nazareth M, Rêgo C, Lopes C, Pinto E

Nutritional Recommendations for Paediatric Ages: State of Art

Acta Port Nutrição, 07 (2016) 18-33
Schneider BC, Dumith Sde C, Lopes C, Severo M, Assunção MC

How Do Tracking and Changes in Dietary Pattern during Adolescence Relate to the Amount of Body Fat in Early Adulthood?

PLoS One, Feb 23;11(2):e0149299. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0149299. eCollection 2016.
Moreira I., Severo M, Oliveira A, Durão C, Moreira P, Barros H, Lopes C

Social and health behavioural determinants of maternal child-feeding patterns in preschool-aged children

Matern Child Nutr, 2016 Apr;12(2):314-25. doi: 10.1111/mcn.12132. Epub 2014 Apr 4.
Madeira T, Peixoto-Plácido C, Goulão B, Mendonça N, Alarcão V, Santos N, de Oliveira RM, Yngve A, Bye A, Bergland A, Lopes C, Nicola P, Santos O, Clara JG

National survey of the Portuguese elderly nutritional status: study protocol.

BMC Geriatr, 2016 Jul 16;16(1):139. doi: 10.1186/s12877-016-0299-x.
Simões M, Severo M, Oliveira A, Ferreira I, Lopes C

Predictive equations for estimating regional body composition: a validation study using DXA as criterion and associations with cardiometabolic risk factors.

Ann Hum Biol , 2016 May;43(3):219-28. doi: 10.3109/03014460.2015.1054427. Epub 2015 Jul 31.
Afonso L, Lopes C, Severo M, Santos S, Real H, Durão C, Moreira P, Oliveira A

Bidirectional association between parental child-feeding practices and body mass index at 4 and 7 y of age.

Am J Clin Nutr , 2016 Mar;103(3):861-7. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.115.120824. Epub 2016 Feb 3.
Barros R, Moreira A, Padrão P, Teixeira VH, Carvalho P, Delgado L, Lopes C, Severo M, Moreira P

Dietary patterns and asthma prevalence, incidence and control

Clin Exp Allergy, Nov;45(11):1673-80. doi: 10.1111/cea.12544.
Jones L, Moschonis G., Oliveira A, Lauzon-Guillain B, Manios Y, Xepapadaki P, Lopes C, Moreira P, Charles MA, Emmett P

The influence of early feeding practices on healthy diet variety score among pre-school children in four European birth cohorts

Public Health Nutr , 2015 Jul;18(10):1774-84. doi: 10.1017/S1368980014002390. Epub 2014 Nov 20.
Oliveira A, Jones L, Lauzon-Guillain B, Emmett P, Moreira P, Charles MA, Lopes C

Early problematic eating behaviours are associated with lower fruit and vegetable intake and less dietary variety at 4-5 years of age. A prospective analysis of three European birth cohorts

Br J Nutr, 2015 Sep 14;114(5):763-71. doi: 10.1017/S0007114515002287. Epub 2015 Jul 21.
Oliveira A, Lauzon-Guillain B, Jones L, Emmett P, Moreira P, Ramos E, Charles MA, Lopes C

Birth weight and eating behaviors of young children

J Pediatr, 2015 Jan;166(1):59-65. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.09.031. Epub 2014 Oct 23.

Eating out of home and dietary adequacy in preschool children

Br J Nutr, 2015 Jul;114(2):297-305. doi: 10.1017/S0007114515001713. Epub 2015 Jun 17.
Fildes A, Lopes C, Moreira P, Moschonis G, Oliveira A, Mavrogianni C, Manios Y, Beeken R, Wardle J, Cooke L

An exploratory trial of parental advice for increasing vegetable acceptance in infancy.

Br J Nutr, Jul;114(2):328-36
Durão C, Andreozzi V, Oliveira A, Moreira P, Guerra A, Barros H, Lopes C

Maternal child-feeding practices and dietary inadequacy of 4-year-old children

Appetite, 2015 Sep;92:15-23. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2015.04.067. Epub 2015 Apr 29.
Rodrigues S, Silva J, Severo M, Inácio C, Padrão P, Lopes C, Carvalho J, do Carmo I, Moreira P

Validation analysis of a geriatric dehydration screening tool in community-dwelling and institutionalized elderly people.

Int J Environ Res Public Research, Mar 2;12(3):2700-17. doi: 10.3390/ijerph120302700.
Gonçalves JP, Ramos E, Severo M, Wong MC, Ong KK, Dunger DB, Lopes C

Serum Uric Acid and Cardiovascular Risk Among Portuguese Adolescents

J Adolesc Health, 56(4):376-81.
Naska A, Katsoulis M, Orfanos P, Lachat C, Gedrich K, Rodrigues S, Freisling H, Kolsteren P, Engeset D, Lopes C, Elmadfa I, Wendt A, Knüppel S, Turrini A, Tumino R, Ocké MC, Sekula W, Nilsson LM, Key T, Trichopoulou A; HECTOR Consortium.

Eating out is different from eating at home among individuals who occasionally eat out. A cross-sectional study among middle-aged adults from eleven European countries

Br J Nutr, Jun 28;113(12):1951-64. doi: 10.1017/S0007114515000963. Epub 2015 Apr 24.
Oliveira A, Maia B, Lopes C

Determinants of inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption amongst Portuguese adults

J Hum Nutr Diet, 2014 Apr;27 Suppl 2:194-203. doi: 10.1111/jhn.12143. Epub 2013 Jul 24.

Combination and adaptation of two tools to assess parental feeding practices in pre-school children

Eat Behav, 2014 Aug;15(3):383-7. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2014.04.009. Epub 2014 May 10.
Mendes V, Araujo J, Lopes C, Ramos E

Determinants of weight loss dieting among adolescents: a longitudinal analysis

J Adolesc Health, 2014 Mar;54(3):360-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.12.003
Gouveia ER, Blimkie CJ, Maia JA, Lopes C, Gouveia BR, Freitas DL

Multivariate analysis of lifestyle, constitutive and body composition factors influencing bone health in community-dwelling older adults from Madeira, Portugal

Arch Gerontol Geriatr, 2014 Jul-Aug;59(1):83-90. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2014.03.001. Epub 2014 Mar 15.
Paupério A, Severo M, Lopes C, Moreira P, Cooke M, Oliveira A

Could the Food Neophobia Scale be adapted to pregnant women? A confirmatory factor analysis in a Portuguese sample

Appetite, 2014 Apr;75:110-6. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2013.12.023. Epub 2014 Jan 7.
Lodato F, Araujo J, Barros H, Lopes C, Agodi A, Barchitta M, Ramos E

Caffeine intake reduces sleep duration in adolescents

Nutr Res, 2013 Sep;33(9):726-32. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2013.06.005. Epub 2013 Aug 1.
Gonçalves JP, Severo M, Rangel I, Sousa C, Maciel MJ, Lopes C

Short-time variation in serum uric acid concentrations in post-myocardial infarction patients

Clin Lab, 2013;59(3-4):263-70.

Effect of television viewing on food and nutrient intake among adolescents

Nutr J, 2013 Nov-Dec;29(11-12):1362-7. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2013.05.007.
Lauzon-Guillain B, Jones L, Oliveira A, Moschonis G, Betoko A, Lopes C, Moreira P, Manios Y, Emmett P, Charles MA

The influence of early feeding practices on fruit and vegetable intake among preschool children in 4 European birth cohorts

Am J Clin Nutr , 2013 Sep;98(3):804-12. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.112.057026. Epub 2013 Jul 17.
Guallar-Castillón P, Oliveira A, Lopes C, López-García E, Rodriguez-Artalejo F

The Southern European Atlantic Diet is associated with lower concentrations of markers of coronary risk

Atherosclerosis, 2013 Feb;226(2):502-9. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2012.11.035. Epub 2012 Dec 10.
Santos S, Oliveira A, Lopes C

Systematic review of saturated fatty acids on inflammation and circulating levels of adipokines

Nutr Res, 2013 Sep;33(9):687-95. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2013.07.002. Epub 2013 Aug 6.
Santos S, Oliveira A, Casal S, Lopes C

Saturated fatty acids intake in relation to C-reactive protein, adiponectin, and leptin: A population-based study

Nutr Cancer, 2013 Jun;29(6):892-7. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2013.01.009. Epub 2013 Apr 14.
Lauzon-Guillain B, Oliveira A, Monnery-Patris S, Grammatikaki E, Jones L, Rigal N, Lopes C, Manios Y, Moreira P, Emmett P, Charles MA

A review of methods to assess parental feeding practices and preschool child’s eating behavior: the need for further development of tools

J Acad Nutr Diet , 112(10):1578-1602
Gomes A, Fraga S, Ramos E, Lopes C

Hand washing and diarrhoea in adolescents

J Public Health, 19: 401-407

Diet, Inflammation and Coronary Heart Disease

Arq Med, 24(6): 260-265
Barros R, Moreira A, Fonseca J, Delgado L, Castel-Branco MG, Haahtela T, Lopes C, Moreira P

Dietary intake of a-linolenic acid and low ratio of n-6:n-3 PUFA are associated with decreased exhaled NO and improved asthma control

Br J Nutr, 106(3): 441-50
Barros R, Moreira A, Fonseca J, Delgado L, Castel-Branco MG, Haahtela T, Lopes C, Moreira P

Dietary intake of n-3 polyunsaturated and saturated fatty acids and low ratio of n-6/n-3 fatty acids are associated with decreased exhaled nitric oxide and improved asthma control

Br J Nutr, 29:1-10
Pintalhão M, Dias-Neto M, Peleteiro B, Lopes C, Figueiredo C, David L, Lunet N

Salt intake and type of intestinal metaplasia in Helicobacter pylori-infected Portuguese men

Nutr Cancer, 62(8):1153-60
Valente H, Teixeira V, Padrão P, Bessa M, Cordeiro T, Moreira A, Lopes C, Mota J, Moreira P

Sugar-sweetened beverage intake and overweight in children from a Mediterranean country

Public Health Nutr , 14(1): 127-132
Moreira P, Santos S, Padrão P, Cordeiro T, Bessa M, Valente H, Barros R, Teixeira V, Mitchell V, Lopes C, Moreira A

Food patterns according to sociodemographics, physical activity, sleeping and obesity in Portuguese children

Int J Environ Res Public Research, 7(3):1121-38
Pinto E, Severo M, Correia S, Santos Silva I, Lopes C, Barros H

Validity and reproducibility of a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire for use among Portuguese pregnant women

Matern Child Nutr, 2010 Apr;6(2):105-19. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8709.2009.00199.x.
Lopes C, Andreozzi V, Ramos E, Carvalho MS

Modelling over week patterns of alcohol consumption

Alcohol Alcohol, 43(2):215-222
Bessa M, Valente H, Cordeiro T, Padrão P, Moreira A, Lopes C, Moreira P

Fluid intake and overweight risk in children

Acta Medica Portuguesa, Mar-Apr;21(2):161-70. Epub 2008 Jul 26.
Barros R, Moreira A, Fonseca J, Delgado L, Castel-Branco MG, Haahtela T, Lopes C, Moreira P

Adherence to the Mediterranean diet and fresh fruit intake are associated with improved asthma control

Allergy, 63(7):917-923
Camões JM, Lopes C

Factores associados à atividade física na população portuguesa

Rev Saúde Pública, 42(2):208-216
Neves AL, Marques MM, Bessa-Monteiro A, Barros H, Lopes C

Banning smoking in restaurants: effects on behavioural intentions

Public Health, 122(9):878-881
Falcão H, Lunet N, Lopes C, Barros H

Food hypersensitivity in Portuguese adults

Eur J Clin Nutr, 58(12):1621-1625
Bessa-Monteiro A, Neves AL, Marques MM, Lopes C

Hábitos tabágicos em estudantes universitários do Porto

Arq Med, 18: 98-102
Lopes C, Ramos E, Santos AC, Casal S, Pereira JC, Martinez C, Ferreira A, Barros H

Quantificação da ingestão de ácidos gordos. Comparação entre os resultados de um questionário semi-quantitativo de frequência alimentar,

Arq Med, 16 (suppl 6): 7-11
Von Hafe P, Lopes C, Maciel MJ, Barros H

The clustering of cardiovascular risk factors in the urban population of Porto

Acta Medica Portuguesa, 11(12):1059-64
Lopes C, Von Hafe P, Ramos E, Fernando PB, Maciel MJ, Barros H

Diet and risk of myocardial infarction. A case-control community-based study

Acta Medica Portuguesa, 11(4):311-7
Von Hafe P, Andrade MJ, Fernando PB, Lopes C, Maciel MJ, Coelho R, Barros H

Prevalence, knowledge, treatment and control of arterial hypertension in Oporto, Portugal

Rev Port Cardiol, 16(9):683-90
Von Hafe P, Lopes C, Fernando PB, Ramos E, Andrade MJ, Coelho R, Maciel MJ, Barros H

Risk factors for myocardial infarct: a case-control study in Oporto, Portugal

Rev Port Cardiol, 16(9):695-702
Teles TP, Rodrigues T, Pereira A, Lopes C, Miguel C, Barros H

Growth and development of children with low birth weight at their first birthday

Acta Medica Portuguesa, 8(1):23-8
Ferreira N, Lopes C, Araújo D, Pereira J, Barros H

Nutrition and bone mineral density in premenopausal women

Acta Medica Portuguesa, 8(11):599-605


Lopes C, Oliveira A, Afonso L, Durão C, Moreira P, Pinto E, Ramos E, Barros H

DA MESA À HORTA: APRENDO A GOSTAR DE FRUTA E VEGETAIS: Um guia prático para pais e cuidadores de crianças em idade pré-escolar

Lopes C, Oliveira A, Afonso L, Moreira T, Durão C, Severo M, Vilela S, Ramos E, Barros H


Book Chapters


Social and health behaviour determinants of obesity. In Recent Advances in Obesity: Understanding Obesity – From its Origins to Impact on Life. Bentham Science Publishers 2018 [In Press].

Rêgo C, Lopes C, Durão C, Pinto E, Mansilha H, Pereira-da-Silva L, Nazareth M, Graça P, Ferreira R, Matias Lima R, Vale S.

Healthy Food in nurseries, kindergartens and pre-schools: Guidelines for health and education professionals. National Program for Healthy Diet Promotion, Directorate-General for Health 2018 [In Press].


Vitamin C (and other water soluble vitamins) in inflammation

In: Nutrition & Physical Activity in Inflammatory Diseases. CABI: Oxfordshire, UK
Rodrigues S, Pinhão S, Ferreira LS, Lopes C, Ramos E, Vaz Almeida MD

European Nutrition and Health Report 2009, National report - Portugal

Vol.62. pp.51-56, volume editor, Ibrahim Elmadfa, Karger. Vienna.
Lopes C, Casal S, Oliveira B, Barros H

Retinol, Beta-Carotene, and Alfha-Tocopherol in Heart Disease

In: Watson RR and Preedy VR eds. Nutrition and Heart disease: causation and prevention. Boca Raton: CRC Press. 119-136

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