K Benmohammed

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OBJECTIVE This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of hypertension in Algerian overweight and obese adolescents to assess the risk factors associated with hypertension and an increase in arterial stiffness. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This cross-sectional study included 305 adolescents (133 boys and 172 girls) aged 12-19 years, who were either overweight or(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to estimate, in a large group of Algerian adolescents, the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (MetS), using four definitions (by Cook, De Ferranti, Viner and the IDF), and to test the validity of unique thresholds of waist circumference, waist/height ratio and BMI in screening for the MetS regardless of the definition used. (More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to derive a sex- and age-specific definition of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its abnormalities for adolescents. STUDY DESIGN This is a cross-sectional study. METHODS A total of 1100 adolescent students, aged 12-18 y, were randomly selected from schools and classrooms in the city of Constantine, Algeria;(More)
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