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Dr. Fabiana Andrea Hoffmann Sarda

Biography

Fabiana A Hoffmann Sarda graduated in Pharmacy and Biochemistry at the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, which was followed by 10 years Food Industry experience with roles in quality, new process and product development. She obtained her PhD in Science (Experimental Nutrition) at University of São Paulo (USP), in Brazil (2015), with a secondment at the Perelman Medical School, University of Pennsylvania, USA (Science without Borders fellowship). Her post-doctoral experience includes research at the Food Research Centre (FoRC), at USP and lecturing at the Nutrition department, Federal University (UNIFESP Santos), in Brazil. In 2018, she was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship, Apex Program at APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork, Ireland. Her scientific research is focused on food nutritional impacts on host health and the microbiome. She has experience in clinical trials and nutritional intervention studies (human and animal models) focused on glycaemic homeostasis, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, metabolite biomarkers and microbiome. Fabiana joined the Department of Biological Sciences in March 2021, as a lecturer in Human Microbiome- Health Interactions.

Research Interests

Research interests are focused on food nutritional impacts on host health and microbiome. I have specific interest in novel carbohydrates and sweeteners and how they can contribute to reduce premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promotion of mental health and wellbeing (WHO Sustainable Goal 3, Target 3.4).

Professional Activities

Association

  • 2021 Full Member, Nutrition Society

Committee

  • 2021 SEN Ethics Committee, Member
  • 2014 Research Ethics Committees of School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at USP, Brazil, PhD student representative at Ethics Committee

Outreach

  • The focus was on Food Safety and Regulations - to talk about natural and artificial sweeteners, their permitted use/ingestion limits, characteristics and health impact.
  • Talk about the human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) and their importance to the baby's microbiota and health.

Publications

Book Chapters

2020

Carbohydrates /Carboidratos
Hoffmann Sarda, FA; Giuntini, EB
(2020) Carbohydrates /Carboidratos
In 'Biochemical and Physiological base for the nutrition in the different life stages'/ Bases bioquímicas e fisiológicas da nutrição nas diferentes fases da vida, na saúde e na doença; Cozzolino SMF, Cominetti C(Ed.) Baueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil : Manole pp. 54-86

2019

Dietary fiber
Hoffmann Sarda, FA; Giuntini, EB; Coellho KS; Menezes EW
(2019) Dietary fiber
In Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds / Alimentos funcionais e compostos bioativos ; Tucunduva Philippi et al(Ed.) Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil : Manole

2017

Enterotypes:
Hoffmann Sardá FA, Hoffmann C
(2017) Enterotypes:
In Microbiome, Disbiosis, Probiotics and Bactetherapy'/Microbioma, Disbiose, Probióticos e Bacterioterapia; Fantuchi J(Ed.) Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil : Manole pp. 25-30

Peer Reviewed Journals

2021

Effect of Unripe Banana Flour on Gut-Derived Uremic Toxins in Individuals Undergoing Peritoneal Dialysis: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Trial.
de Andrade LS;Sardá FAH;Pereira NBF;Teixeira RR;Rodrigues SD;de Lima JD;Dalboni MA;Aoike DT;Nakao LS;Cuppari L;
(2021) Effect of Unripe Banana Flour on Gut-Derived Uremic Toxins in Individuals Undergoing Peritoneal Dialysis: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Trial.
In Nutrients;
DOI: 10.3390/nu13020646

2018

Effectiveness of carbohydrates as a functional ingredient in glycemic control
(2018) Effectiveness of carbohydrates as a functional ingredient in glycemic control
In Journal Of Food Science And Technology;
DOI: 10.1590/fst.42517

2016

Identification of carbohydrate parameters in commercial unripe banana flour
Hoffmann Sardá F.;de Lima F.;Lopes N.;Santos A.;Tobaruela E.;Kato E.;Menezes E.
(2016) Identification of carbohydrate parameters in commercial unripe banana flour
In Food Research International; pp. 203-209
DOI: 10.1016/j.foodres.2015.11.016

2016

Translation and validation of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the gastrointestinal symptom rating scale (GSRS) questionnaire
Souza G.S.;Sardá F.A.H.;Giuntini E.B.;Gumbrevicius I.;de Morais M.B.;de Menezes E.W.
(2016) Translation and validation of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the gastrointestinal symptom rating scale (GSRS) questionnaire
In Arquivos De Gastroenterologia; pp. 146-151
DOI: 10.1590/S0004-28032016000300005

2016

Impact of resistant starch from unripe banana flour on hunger, satiety, and glucose homeostasis in healthy volunteers
Hoffmann Sardá F.;Giuntini E.;Gomez M.;Lui M.;Negrini J.;Tadini C.;Lajolo F.;Menezes E.
(2016) Impact of resistant starch from unripe banana flour on hunger, satiety, and glucose homeostasis in healthy volunteers
In Journal Of Functional Foods; pp. 63-74
DOI: 10.1016/j.jff.2016.04.001

2015

Gastrointestinal hormone modulation after a double-blind interventional study with unavailable carbohydrates
Giuntini E.;Sardá F.;Lui M.;Tadini C.;Lajolo F.;Menezes E.
(2015) Gastrointestinal hormone modulation after a double-blind interventional study with unavailable carbohydrates
In Food Research International; pp. 17-23
DOI: 10.1016/j.foodres.2015.04.003

2015

Production of instant green banana flour (Musa cavendischii, var. Nanicão) by a pulsed-fluidized bed agglomeration
Rayo L.M.;Chaguri e Carvalho L.;Sardá F.A.H.;Dacanal G.C.;Menezes E.W.;Tadini C.C.
(2015) Production of instant green banana flour (Musa cavendischii, var. Nanicão) by a pulsed-fluidized bed agglomeration
In Lwt-Food Science And Technology; pp. 461-469
DOI: 10.1016/j.lwt.2015.03.059

2015

Colonic Fermentation of Unavailable Carbohydrates from Unripe Banana and its Influence over Glycemic Control
Dan M.;Cardenette G.;Sardá F.;Giuntini E.;Bello-Pérez L.;Carpinelli Â.;Lajolo F.;Menezes E.
(2015) Colonic Fermentation of Unavailable Carbohydrates from Unripe Banana and its Influence over Glycemic Control
In Plant Foods For Human Nutrition (Dordrecht, Netherlands); pp. 297-303
DOI: 10.1007/s11130-015-0493-6

2013

Codex dietary fibre definition - Justification for inclusion of carbohydrates from 3 to 9 degrees of polymerisation.
de Menezes EW;Giuntini EB;Dan MC;Sardá FA;Lajolo FM;
(2013) Codex dietary fibre definition - Justification for inclusion of carbohydrates from 3 to 9 degrees of polymerisation.
In Food chemistry;
DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2013.02.075

2001

Tolerance to the antinociceptive effect of Crotalus durissus terrificus snake venom in mice is mediated by pharmacodynamic mechanisms
Brigatte P.;Hoffmann F.;Bernardi M.;Giorgi R.;Fernandes I.;Takehara H.;Barros S.;Almeida M.;Cury Y.
(2001) Tolerance to the antinociceptive effect of Crotalus durissus terrificus snake venom in mice is mediated by pharmacodynamic mechanisms
In Toxicon; pp. 1399-1410
DOI: 10.1016/S0041-0101(01)00099-X