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fernando ribeiro
biographical description

Fernando Ribeiro received a PhD in Physical Activity and Health from the University of Porto in 2009. He began his career in 2005 as a PhD Fellow at the Researcher Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, and held a post-doc position at the ReQuimte before joining the University of Aveiro and the CINTESIS in 2013. Most recently, he moved to iBiMED.

e-mail: fernando.ribeiro@ua.pt  | tel: +351 234 372 455| ext: 27113


research interests
My research interests focus on the effects of exercise and physical activity in primary and secondary prevention of chronic and degenerative diseases. I’ve dedicated much of my time studying the impact of exercise training on patients with cardiovascular diseases. In particular the interactions between the exercise and inflammatory and disease biomarkers, with emphasis on intervention studies in cardiovascular disease individuals. In the past years I have also been active in trying to determine the potential of exercise training to repair / regenerate the endothelium of patients with cardiovascular diseases. A recent research interest is assessing the relative contribution of exercise to improve body composition and quality of life in head and neck cancer patients. Since the cachexia observed in some cardiovascular disease patients and cancer survivors share common pathways, in the last coupe of years I developed a special sympathy for this topic.

selected publications
Oliveira NL, Ribeiro F, Silva G, Alves JA, Silva N, Guimarães JT, Teixeira M, Oliveira J. Effect of Exercise-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation on Arterial Stiffness and Inflammatory and Endothelial Dysfunction Biomarkers: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Myocardial Infarction Patients. Atherosclerosis 2015; 239(1): 150-157.

 2. Oliveira NL, Ribeiro F, Teixeira M, Campos L, Alves JA, Silva G, Oliveira J. Effect of Eight-week exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation on cardiac autonomic function: a randomized controlled trial in myocardial infarction patients. American Heart Journal 2014; 167(5):753-761.

3. Ribeiro F, Ribeiro IP, Alves JA, Monteiro MC, Oliveira NL, Oliveira J, Amado F, Remião F, Duarte JA. Effects of Exercise Training on Endothelial Progenitor Cells in Cardiovascular Disease: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2013; 92(11):1020-30.

4. Ribeiro F, Alves AJ, Teixeira M, Miranda F, Azevedo C, Duarte JA, Oliveira J. Exercise training increases interleukin-10 after an acute myocardial infarction: a randomised clinical trial. International Journal of Sports Medicine 2012, 33(3):192-198.

5. Ribeiro F, Alves AJ, Duarte JA, Oliveira J. Is exercise training an effective therapy targeting endothelial dysfunction and vascular wall inflammation? International Journal of Cardiology 2010; 141(3):214-221.

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