Metabolic Syndrome (MS) is one of the most important comorbidity linked to obesity, also in children. Visceral adiposity is part of MS cluster, so that measurement of Waist Circumference (WC) is an essential step for screening MS in adulthood and in childhood. Up today, valid cut-off percentiles for WC are not available for the whole pediatric population, arising some difficulties to diagnose the syndrome. The aim of this study was to find a simple clinical diagnostic tool for screening obese children at high risk for MS.

WAIST TO HEIGHT RATIO: A SIMPLE TOOL IN RECOGNISING CHILDREN AT INCREASED RISK FOR METABOLIC SYNDROME

PETTOELLO MANTOVANI, MASSIMO;CAMPANOZZI, ANGELO SALVATORE
2015

Abstract

Metabolic Syndrome (MS) is one of the most important comorbidity linked to obesity, also in children. Visceral adiposity is part of MS cluster, so that measurement of Waist Circumference (WC) is an essential step for screening MS in adulthood and in childhood. Up today, valid cut-off percentiles for WC are not available for the whole pediatric population, arising some difficulties to diagnose the syndrome. The aim of this study was to find a simple clinical diagnostic tool for screening obese children at high risk for MS.
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