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OBJECTIVES To examine the prospective associations between body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, and fat mass in childhood and cardiovascular risk factors at age 15-16. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. PARTICIPANTS 5235 children aged 9-12 at start of study. Main exposures BMI, waist(More)
BACKGROUND Childhood and adolescent obesity is associated with insulin resistance, abnormal glucose metabolism, hypertension, dyslipidemia, inflammation, liver disease, and compromised vascular function. The purpose of this pilot study was to determine the prevalence of cardiometabolic risk factor abnormalities and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in a sample of(More)
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