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BACKGROUND Low levels of adiponectin have been associated with metabolic risk factors (RF) and cardiac disease. Minimal data is available about the relationship between adiponectin and subclinical atherosclerosis. OBJECTIVES To determine the relationship of adiponectin to cardiometabolic RF, C-reactive protein (CRP), anthropometric parameters of obesity,(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES In adults, C-reactive protein is a marker of cardiovascular risk. It is associated with both classical and metabolic risk factors and is a predictor of cardiovascular events. The aim was to investigate the relationship of the C-reactive protein concentration to classical cardiovascular risk factors, measures of adiposity(More)
BACKGROUND The high prevalence of obesity in children favors the appearance of metabolic syndrome (MS), increasing their cardiovascular risk. AIM To evaluate components of MS in children and to correlate them with surrogate markers of atherosclerosis and subclinical inflammation. MATERIAL AND METHODS We studied 209 children aged 11.5 +/- 2 years (50%(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular risk factors must be controlled since childhood. AIM To assess the association of carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) with the components of the metabolic syndrome in Children. MATERIAL AND METHODS Cross sectional assessment of 299 children aged 11.5 ± 0.9 years (58% women) with and without metabolic syndrome components.(More)
BACKGROUND Plasma insulin and HOMA (homeostasis model assessment) index, used to determine insulin resistance, do not have local standard values for children and adolescents in Chile. AIM To establish the normal reference intervals for insulin and HOMA in children and adolescents aged 10-15 years, according to sex and puberal maturation. MATERIAL AND(More)
BACKGROUND A cardiovascular risk score for children, that includes traditional risk factors, obesity, sedentary habits and a family history of cardiovascular disease, has been recently proposed by Spanish researchers. AIM To apply this score in school age children in Santiago de Chile and correlate its results with markers of subclinical atherosclerotic(More)
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