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Name: José Carlos Leitão Portugal Nunes

Office: I2.07

School Phone: +351 253 604 879

Email: ID6186@alunos.uminho.pt

 

 

 

Keywords: Nutrition Neurosciences Aging Iron deficiency anenia Iodine and thyroid function Dietary patterns and cognition Stress and eating habits

About

* Degree in Nutritional Sciences from the Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Porto, having previously attended a degree in Neurophysiology (not completed) from the School of Health Technology of Porto. Master degree in Health Sciences in School of Health Sciences of University of Minho.
I am currently a Research Fellow in ICVS/3B 's - Associate Laboratory and a PhD student from the Inter-University Doctoral Programme in Ageing and Chronic Disease (a collaborative effort between the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra, the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the New University of Lisbon and the School of Health Sciences at the University of Minho and is sponsored by the Foundation for Science and Technology).
Among the areas of interest are the research in Neuroscience and their relationship with Nutrition, Nutrition in the life cycle, Neuroendocrinology, Metabolism regulation and Diet-induced dysmetabolism, and the study of population groups with specific nutritional needs.

Selected Publications

Santos NC*, Costa PS*, Cunha P, Portugal-Nunes C, Amorim L, Cotter J, Cerqueira JJ, Palha JA, Sousa N. Clinical, physical and lifestyle indicators and relationship with cognition and mood in ageing: a cross-sectional analysis of distinct educational groups. Front Aging Neurosci, 6:21 (2014)

Castanho TC*, Moreira PS*, Portugal-Nunes C, Novais A, Costa PS, Palha JA, Sousa N, Santos NC. The role of sex and sex-related hormones in cognition, mood and well-being in older men and women. Biol Psychol, 103C:158-166 (2014).

Castanho TC, Portugal-Nunes C, Moreira PS, Amorim L, Palha JA, Sousa N, Santos NC. Applicability of the Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status (Modified) in a community sample with low education level: association with an extensive neuropsychological battery. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, 31(2):128-136 (2016).

Serre-Miranda C*, Roque S*, Santos NC, Portugal-Nunes C, Costa P, Palha JA, Sousa N, Correia-Neves M. Effector memory CD4+ T cells are associated with cognitive performance in a senior population. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm, 2(1):e54 (2015).

Castanho TC, Portugal-Nunes C, Moreira PS, Amorim L, Palha JA, Sousa N, Santos NC. Applicability of the Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status (Modified) in a community sample with low education level: association with an extensive neuropsychological battery. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, in press.

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