Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, November 21st, 2005
Study 1: Waist circumference can help identify children at risk for metabolic syndrome.
In a recently published article, scientists in Argentina conducted a study "to determine in children the association between waist circumference (WC) and insulin resistance determined by homeostasis modeling (HOMA-IR) and proinsulinemia and components of the metabolic syndrome, including lipid profile and blood pressure (BP). Eighty-four students (40 boys) aged 6 to 13 years and matched for sex and age underwent anthropometric measurements; 40 were obese; 28,...
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