Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. Body mass index (BMI), the most widely used marker of body fatness, has serious limitations, particularly in children, since it does not accurately discriminate between lean and fat mass. Aim of our study was to investigate if the estimate of fat mass, as derived by a new prediction model, was associated with carotid intima media thickness (IMT) and the cross-sectional area of the intima media complex (CSA-IMC) in overweight or obese children.

Fat mass and vascular health in overweight/obese children

Iannuzzo, Gabriella
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Morlino, Delia;Campana, Giuseppina;Renis, Maurizio;Valerio, Giuliana
2021

Abstract

Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. Body mass index (BMI), the most widely used marker of body fatness, has serious limitations, particularly in children, since it does not accurately discriminate between lean and fat mass. Aim of our study was to investigate if the estimate of fat mass, as derived by a new prediction model, was associated with carotid intima media thickness (IMT) and the cross-sectional area of the intima media complex (CSA-IMC) in overweight or obese children.
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