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44th Meeting of the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

ea0045p60 | Obesity | BSPED2016

Association between waist circumference and family history of cardiovascular disease in a group of overweight/obese children and adolescents

Karabouta Zacharoula , Bisbinas Vasiliki , Greening James E , Vassilakou Tonia

Introduction: Central obesity may be the cause of cardiometabolic disorders in adults. In children visceral adiposity is also associated with cardiometabolic risk factors. Waist circumference (WC) is a good surrogate marker of central adiposity, simple to measure. Paediatric studies indicate that within a particular Body mass Index (BMI) category, children with large WC have higher cardiovascular risk than those with smaller WC.Aim: To examine the relati...

ea0045p61 | Obesity | BSPED2016

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