Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Children with Overweight

Ghaemi, Nosrat and Afzal Aghaee, Monavar (2010) Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Children with Overweight. medical journal of mashhad university of medical sciences, 53 (2). pp. 98-103.

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Introduction Childhood obesity is increasingly common and is associated with health problems. In particular, obesity plays a central role in the metabolic syndrome. We estimated the prevalence of metabolic syndrome. In obese children and adolescents 5-15 years old.  Materials and Methods This descriptive cross Sectional study took place from April 2008 to March 2009, a total of 249 children and adolescents 5-15 years old with BMI>85percentil evaluated for growth parameters, BMI, blood pressure, Lipid profile, fasting blood sugar, insulin, and OGTT.  Results Mean age recorded was 9.8± 2.8 year, females with the range of 5-10 years old and males with above l0 years old. Of them 70.6 were female and others male, 66.5 were obese and 33.5 over weight. Frequency of hyperinsulinism, impaired glucose tolerance test, Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes were 27.3, 11.6, 3.6 and 1.2 respectively. Overall 30 of children had high blood pressure and 66.2 dyslipidemia  Conclusion Frequency of metabolic syndrome in this study was 20.1 and dyslipidemia was more common. Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Medical J Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
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Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 18:21
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