Claudia Forziato

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Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) elevations are considered a surrogate marker of nonalcoholic liver disease and predict later development of diabetes and metabolic syndrome in adults. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the prevalence of high ALT levels in obese children using updated and sex-related cutoff ALT value (ALT >30 IU/L for boys and >19(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the anthropometric and metabolic correlates of different patterns of left ventricular (LV) geometry in a cohort of outpatient children with high prevalence of obesity. STUDY DESIGN Anthropometric measures, lipid profile, blood pressure (BP), fasting plasma glucose (FPG), and echocardiographic variables were evaluated in 281 white(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and cardiometabolic risk factors (CMRF) in an outpatient pediatric population with high prevalence of obesity. DESIGN AND METHODS eGFR was evaluated in 901 children unselected for chronic kidney disease of whom 694 were overweight/obese (6-16 years) and 207 were(More)
AIM The impact of central adiposity on left ventricular (LV) mass in childhood obesity has been little explored. This study evaluates whether central obesity influences LV mass and function in obese children. METHODS AND RESULTS Biochemical, anthropometric and echocardiographic measurements were taken in obese (n=111, mean age 10.6+/-2.5 years) and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether fasting plasma glucose (FPG) within a normoglycemic range is associated with cardiometabolic risk factors (CMRF) among children and adolescents in an outpatient setting. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Subjects (780; age 6-16 years) with FPG <100 mg/dL were divided into tertiles of FPG. RESULTS BMI, waist circumference,(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to analyze the prevalence of prehypertension (PH) in obese (OB) children and its relation with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and left ventricular (LV) function. METHODS The study included 447 OB and 131 normal-weight children. PH was defined according to the criteria proposed by the National High Blood(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate whether the pediatric metabolic syndrome (MetS) or its factors are useful to detect subclinical abnormalities of cardiac, liver, and glomerular damage in an outpatient population. METHODS The population study included 799 children (age 10 ± 3 years, mean ± SD), 24% of whom were normalweight, 25% overweight, and 51% obese.(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) defined by three sets of Adult Treatment Panel III (ATPIII)-derived criteria, and the ability of each definition to identify insulin-resistance (IR) in a wide cohort of outpatient children. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Seven hundred and twenty-four children consecutively observed in the(More)
BACKGROUND Body Mass Index Italian reference data are available for clinical and/or epidemiological use, but no study compared the ability of this system to classify overweight and obesity and detect subjects with clustered cardiometabolic risk factors with international standards. Therefore our aim was to assess 1) the agreement among the Italian Society(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether the high triglyceride-to-HDL cholesterol (TG-to-HDL-C) ratio is associated with cardiometabolic risk (CMR) factors and preclinical signs of organ damage in an outpatient population of white children and adolescents. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The study population included 884 subjects (aged 6-16 years), of whom 206 (23%)(More)
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