About the Authors

Gláucia Fernandes Cota

glauciacota@uol.com.br

Affiliations Laboratory of Clinical Research, Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Hospital Eduardo de Menezes, Fundação Hospitalar do Estado de Minas Gerais-FHEMIG, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Marcos Roberto de Sousa

Affiliation Post-Graduate Program in Adult Health Sciences, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Fábio Nogueira Demarqui

Affiliation Statistic Department, Exact Sciences Institute, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Ana Rabello

Affiliation Laboratory of Clinical Research, Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GFC MRS AR. Performed the experiments: GFC MRS. Analyzed the data: GFC MRS FND. Wrote the paper: GFC MRS.