Caterina Balossini

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BACKGROUND The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, and in particular cortisol, has been reported to be involved in obesity-associated metabolic disturbances in adults and in selected populations of adolescents. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between morning adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and cortisol levels and(More)
BACKGROUND To establish the rate of agreement in predicting metabolic syndrome (MS) in different pediatric classifications using percentiles or fixed cut-offs, as well as exploring the influence of cholesterol. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Cross-sectional study in a tertiary care center. Nine hundred and twenty-three obese children and adolescents were evaluated(More)
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