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Vitamin D – from the pro-hormone to biological actions.

Acta Port Nutrição, 2020; 19(2019):50-4. doi:10.21011/apn.2019.1909.
Vasconcelos C, Almeida A, Sá C, Viana J, Cabral M, Ramos E, Mendes R

Nutrition-related knowledge and its determinants in middle-aged and older patients with type 2 diabetes

Prim Care Diabetes, 2020 Apr;14(2):119-125. doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2019.06.007. Epub 2019 Jul 24.
Bulhões C, Ramos E, Severo M, Dias S, Barros H

Trajectories of depressive symptoms through adolescence and young adulthood: social and health outcomes.

Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry., 2020 Feb 17. doi: 10.1007/s00787-020-01493-9. [Epub ahead of print]
Fraga S, Severo M, Ramos E, Kelly-Irving M, Silva S, Ribeiro AI, Petrovic D, Barros H

Childhood socioeconomic conditions are associated with increased chronic low-grade inflammation over adolescence: findings from the EPITeen cohort study.

Arch Dis Child, 2020 Jan 22. pii: archdischild-2019-317525. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2019-317525. [Epub ahead of print]
Henriques A, Samorinha C, Ramos E, Silva S

Reproductive trajectories and social-biological dimensions in parenthood: Portuguese version of the Meaning of Parenthood scale

Porto Biomedical Journal, 2020 Jul-Aug; 5(4): e078. Published online 2020 Jul 17. doi: 10.1097/j.pbj.0000000000000078

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

Eur J Clin Nutr, 2019 May;73(5):679-691. doi: 10.1038/s41430-018-0200-4. Epub 2018 May 30.
Maia I, Monjardino T, Lucas R, Ramos E, Santos AC

Household food insecurity and socio-demographic determinants in young adults: findings from a Portuguese population-based sample

Int J Public Health, 2019 Jul;64(6):887-895. doi: 10.1007/s00038-019-01243-y. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Parental education associated with immune function in adolescence.

Eur J Public Health , 2019 Dec 23. pii: ckz229. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckz229. [Epub ahead of print]

Longitudinal association of adiposity and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein from adolescence into early adulthood.

Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis, 2019 Jun;29(6):590-597. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2019.03.008. Epub 2019 Mar 21.
Magalhães V, Severo M, Torres D, Ramos E, Lopes C, by IAN-AF Consortium.

Characterizing energy intake misreporting and its effects on intake estimations, in the Portuguese adult population.

Public Health Nutr , 2019 Sep 30:1-10. doi: 10.1017/S1368980019002465. [Epub ahead of print]

Ability of adiposity indicators to identify elevated high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in young adults.

Nutrition, 2019 Jul - Aug;63-64:75-80. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2018.11.025. Epub 2018 Nov 24.
Bulhões C, Ramos E, Dias S, Barros H

Depressive symptoms at 13 years as predictors of depression in older adolescents: a prospective 4-year follow-up study in a nonclinical population.

Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry., 2019 Apr;28(4):595-599. doi: 10.1007/s00787-018-1194-0. Epub 2018 Jul 5.
Cabral M, Bangdiwala SI, Severo M, Guimarães JT, Nogueira L, Ramos E

Central and peripheral body fat distribution: Different associations with low-grade inflammation in young adults?

Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis, 2019 Jun 6. pii: S0939-4753(19)30226-1. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2019.05.066. [Epub ahead of print]
Gabriel MF, Felgueiras F, Fernandes M, Ribeiro C, Ramos E, Mourão Z, de Oliveira Fernandes E

Assessment of indoor air conditions in households of Portuguese families with newborn children. Implementation of the HEALS IAQ checklist.

Environ Res, 2019 Nov 28;182:108966. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.108966. [Epub ahead of print]

Association between insulin resistance and haematological parameters: a cohort study from adolescence to adulthood.

Diabetes Metab Res Rev, 2019 Jun 17:e3194. doi: 10.1002/dmrr.3194. [Epub ahead of print]
Bulhões C, Ramos E, Severo M, Dias S, Barros H

Measuring depressive symptoms during adolescence: what is the role of gender?

Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci, 2019 Feb;28(1):66-76. doi: 10.1017/S2045796017000312. Epub 2017 Jun 28.

Decreases in adiposity reduce the risk of hypertension: Results from a prospective cohort of adolescents

Prev Med, 2019 Mar;120:1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.12.017. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

The influence of question wording on interpersonal trust: A comparison in randomly equivalent groups.

Methodology: European Journal of Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, 2019. 15(2), 56-66. doi.org/10.1027/1614-2241/a000164
Ribeiro C, Mendes V, Peleteiro B, Araujo J, Aggerbeck M, Annesi-Maesano I, Sarigiannis D, Ramos E

Association between the exposure to phthalates and adiposity: A meta-analysis in children and adults.

Environ Res, 2019 Oct 1;179(Pt A):108780. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.108780. [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.
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.
Cabral M, Joana Araújo, Lopes C, Ramos E

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

Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis, 2018 Oct;28(10):1067-1074. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2018.06.003. Epub 2018 Jun 9.
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]

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]

Sleep duration and physical fighting involvement in late adolescence.

J Public Health (Berl.): From Theory to Practice, 2018, pp. 1-8, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-018-0955-z

Duration and degree of adiposity: Effect on cardiovascular risk factors at early adulthood.

Int J Obes (Lond), 2017 Oct;41(10):1526-1530. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2017.133. Epub 2017 Jun 6.
Joana Araújo, Ramos E

Paediatric obesity and cardiovascular risk factors – a life course approach.

Porto Biomedical Journal, 2017;2(4):02-110.
Lemos V, Oliveira RM, Naia L, Szego E, Ramos E, Pinho S, Magro F, Cavadas C, Rego AC, Costa V, Outeiro TF, Gomes P

The NAD+-dependent deacetylase SIRT2 attenuates oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction and improves insulin sensitivity in hepatocytes.

Hum Mol Genet, 2017 Jul 26. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddx298. [Epub ahead of print]

Depressive Symptoms and Involvement in Physical Fighting among Portuguese Adolescents.

Health Soc Work, 2017 Mar 9:1-9. doi: 10.1093/hsw/hlx009. [Epub ahead of print]
Araujo J, Severo M, Santos S, Ramos E

Life course path analysis of total and central adiposity throughout adolescence on adult blood pressure and insulin resistance.

Nutr Metab Cardiovas Dis, 2017 Apr;27(4):360-365. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2016.12.007. Epub 2016 Dec 24.
Brochado S, Fraga S, Soares S, Ramos E, Barros H

Cyberbullying Among Adolescents: The Influence of Different Modes of Inquiry.

J Interpers Violence, 2017 Nov 1:886260517744182. doi: 10.1177/0886260517744182. [Epub ahead of print]
NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC)., Henriques A, Lunet N, Azevedo A, Ramos E, Araujo J

Worldwide trends in blood pressure from 1975 to 2015: a pooled analysis of 1479 population-based measurement studies with 19·1 million participants.

Lancet, 2017 Jan 7;389(10064):37-55. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31919-5. Epub 2016 Nov 16.
Pereira D, Severo M, Ramos E, Branco J, Santos RA, Costa L, Lucas R, Barros H

Potential role of age, sex, body mass index and pain to identify patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Int J Rheum Dis, 2017 Feb;20(2):190-198. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.12611. Epub 2015 May 27.
Magalhães A, Pina MF, Ramos E

The Role of Urban Environment, Social and Health Determinants in the Tracking of Leisure-Time Physical Activity Throughout Adolescence.

J Adolesc Health, 2017 Jan;60(1):100-106. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.08.015. Epub 2016 Oct 19.
NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC)., Joana Araújo, Ramos E, Henriques A

Worldwide trends in body-mass index, underweight, overweight, and obesity from 1975 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 2416 population-based measurement studies in 128·9 million children, adolescents, and adults.

Lancet, 2017 Dec 16;390(10113):2627-2642. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32129-3. Epub 2017 Oct 10.
Magalhães A, Severo M, Autran R, Araujo J, Santos P, Pina MF, Ramos E

Validation of a Single Question for the Evaluation of Physical Activity in Adolescents.

Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab., 2017 Mar 2:1-27. doi: 10.1123/ijsnem.2016-0276. [Epub ahead of print]
Pereira D, Severo M, Santos RA, Barros H, Branco J, Lucas R, Costa L, Ramos E

Knee and hip radiographic osteoarthritis features: differences on pain, function and quality of life

Clin Rheumatol, 2016 Jun;35(6):1555-64. doi: 10.1007/s10067-015-3087-7. Epub 2015 Oct 7.

Sleep duration and blood pressure: a longitudinal analysis from early to late adolescence.

J Sleep Res, 2016 Jun 2. doi: 10.1111/jsr.12433. [Epub ahead of print]
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.
Madureira J, Paciência I, Ramos E, Barros H, Pereira C, Teixeira JP, Fernandes Ede O

Children's Health and Indoor Air Quality in Primary Schools and Homes in Portugal-Study Design.

J Toxicol Environ Health, 2015;78(13-14):915-30. doi: 10.1080/15287394.2015.1048926.
Trigo S, Silva S, Fraga S, Ramos E

Social representations of adolescents about drug use

Arq Med, vol.29 no.2 Porto abr. 2015
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.
Madureira J, Paciência I, Cavaleiro Rufo J, Ramos E, Barros H, Teixeira JP, Fernandes E

Indoor air quality in schools and its relationship with children's respiratory symptoms.

Atmospheric Environment, 07/2015; 118. DOI:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.07.028
Lucas R, Ramos E, Prata M, Rodrigues A., Costa L, Severo M, Canhão H, Fonseca JE, Barros H

Changes in serum RANKL and OPG with sexual development and their associations with bone turnover and bone mineral density in a cohort of girls.

Clin Biochem, 2014 Aug;47(12):1040-6. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2014.04.012. Epub 2014 Apr 22
Relvas M, Coelho C, Velazco Henriques C, Ramos E

Cariogenic bacteria and dental health status in adolescents: the role of oral health behaviours.

Eur J Paediatr Dent, 2014 Sep;15(3):281-7.
Monjardino T, Lucas R, Ramos E, Barros H

Associations between a priori-defined dietary patterns and longitudinal changes in bone mineral density in adolescents

Public Health Nutr , 2014 Jan;17(1):195-205. doi: 10.1017/S1368980012004879. Epub 2012 Nov 13.
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
Curral R, Lopes R, Silveira C, Norton A, Domingues I, Lopes F, Ramos E, Roma Torres A

Forty years of a psychiatric day hospital

Trends Psychiatry Psychother, 36(1):52-8
Godinho J, Araujo J, Barros H, Ramos E

Characteristics associated with media use in early adolescence

Cad Saúde Pública, 2014 Mar;30(3):587-98.
Pereira D, Ramos E, Branco J


Acta Medica Portuguesa, Oct 9;28(1):99-106
Lourenço S, Lucas R, da Silva DF, Ramos E, Barros H

Depressive symptoms are not associated with forearm bone accrual during adolescence

Arch Osteoporos, 2014;9:173. doi: 10.1007/s11657-014-0173-4. Epub 2014 Mar 12
Bulhões C, Ramos E, Dias S, Barros H

Depressive symptoms and its associated factors in 13-year-old urban adolescents

Int J Environ Res Public Research, 2013 Oct 14;10(10):5026-38. doi: 10.3390/ijerph10105026.

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.
Pereira D, Severo M, Barros H, Branco J, Santos RA, Ramos E

The effect of depressive symptoms on the association between radiographic osteoarthritis and knee pain: a cross-sectional study

BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 2013 Jul 22;14:214. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-14-214.
Bastos J, Peleteiro B, Pinto H, Marinho A, Guimarães JT, Ramos E, La Vecchia C, Barros H, Lunet N

Prevalence, incidence and risk factors for Helicobacter pylori infection in a cohort of Portuguese adolescents (EpiTeen)

Dig Liver Dis, 2013 Apr;45(4):290-5. doi: 10.1016/j.dld.2012.11.009. Epub 2012 Dec 21.
Rocha J, van Spronsen FJ, Almeida MF, Ramos E, Guimarães JT, Borges N

Early dietary treated patients with phenylketonuria can achieve normal growth and body composition

Mol Genet Metab, 2013;110 Suppl:S40-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ymgme.2013.10.009. Epub 2013 Oct 22.
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.
Paciência I, Barros H, Araujo J, Ramos E

Association between sleep duration and blood pressure in adolescents.

Hypertens Res, 2013 Aug;36(8):747-52. doi: 10.1038/hr.2013.36. Epub 2013 Apr 18.
Neto C, Fraga S, Ramos E

Consumo de substâncias ilícitas por adolescentes portugueses

Rev Saúde Pública, vol.46 no.5 São Paulo Oct. 2012
Rocha JC, van Spronsen FJ, Almeida MF, Soares G, Quelhas D, Ramos E, Guimarães JT, Borges N

Dietary treatment in phenylketonuria does not lead to increased risk of obesity or metabolic syndro

Mol Genet Metab, 107(4):659-63
Neto C, Fraga S, Ramos E

Illicit substances use by Portuguese adolescents

Rev Saúde Pública, 46(5):808-15
Temudo T, Santos M, Ramos E, Dias K, Vieira J, Moreira A, Calado E, Carrilho I, Oliveira G, Levy A, Barbot C, Fonseca M, Cabral A, Cabral P, Monteiro J, Borges L, Gomes R, Miral G, Pereira S, Fernandes A, Epplenn JT, Sequeiros J, Maciel P

Rett syndrome with and without detected MECP2 mutations:an attempt to redefine phenotypes

Brain Dev, 33(1): 69-76
Vilarinho L, Esteves S, Ramos E, Amorim A, Azevedo L

Pah Mutational Spectrum: still expanding

Open Journal of Genetics , 1: 9-12
Gomes A, Fraga S, Ramos E, Lopes C

Hand washing and diarrhoea in adolescents

J Public Health, 19: 401-407

Alimentação nos adolescentes e risco cardiovascular

Rev Factores de Risco, 18:48-51
Fraga S, Ramos E, Martins A, Samúdio MJ, Silva G, Guedes J, Oliveira Fernandes E, Barros H

Indoor air quality and respiratory symptoms in Porto schools

Rev Port Pneumol, 14(4):487-507
Lopes C, Andreozzi V, Ramos E, Carvalho MS

Modelling over week patterns of alcohol consumption

Alcohol Alcohol, 43(2):215-222
Mello T, Antunes J, Waldman E, Ramos E, Relvas M, Barros H

Prevalence and severity of dental caries in schoolchildren of Porto, Portugal

Community Dent Health, 25(2):119-125
Temudo T, Ramos E, Dias K, Barbot C, Vieira J, Moreira A, Calado E, Carrilho I, Oliveira G, Levy A, Fonseca M, Cabral A, Cabral P, Monteiro J, Borges L, Gomes R, Sequeiros J, Maciel P

Movement disorders in Rett syndrome: An analysis of 60 patients with detected MECP2 mutation and correlation with mutation type

Movement Disorders, 23(10):1384-1390
Gonçalves MA, Guilleminault C, Ramos E, Paiva T

Erectile dysfunction, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and nasal CPAP treatment

Sleep Med , 6(4):333-339
Gonçalves MA, Paiva T, Ramos E, Guilleminault C

Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, sleepiness, and quality of life

Chest, 125: 2091-2096
Negrão MR, Martins MJ, Ramos E, Barros H, Hipólito Reis C, Azevedo I

Fosfátase Alcalina Sérica Humana e Envelhecimento

Acta Medica Portuguesa, 16: 395-400
Negrão MR, Martins MJ, Ramos E, Barros H, Hipólito Reis C, Azevedo I

Human serum alcaline phosphatase and ageing

Acta Medica Portuguesa, 16(6):395-400
Tomada N, Pina F, Dias M, Ramos E, Barros H, Reis M

Acuidade diagnóstica ao exame extemporâneo da linfadenectomia obturadora nos doentes submetidos a prostatectomia radical

URO, 8: 36-40
Ramos E, Neves E, Lunet N

Impacto da referenciação ao serviço de urgência no tempo de espera para atendimento, diagnóstico e tratamento dos doentes com apendicite aguda

Arq Med, 15:74-77
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
Coelho R, Rangel R, Ramos E, Martins A, Prata J, Barros H

Depression and the severity of substance abuse

Psychopatology, 33(3):103-9
Mateus M, Guimarães H, Ramos I, Melo MJ, Silva J, Ramos E, Montenegro N, Barros H, Santos N

Neonatal cerebral Doppler: arterial and venous flow velocity measurements using color and pulsed Doppler system

J Perinat Med, 27(5):352-61
Coelho R, Ramos E, Prata J, Maciel MJ, Barros H

Acute myocardial infarction: psychosocial and cardiovascular risk factors in men

J Cardiovasc Risk, 6(3):157-62
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, 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


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

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.

Editorials / Letters