Moushira Erfan Zaki

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Obesity is one of the most serious global health issues. The aim of this study was to assess the association between obesity and different components of metabolic syndrome among obese school children aged 7 to 9 years, and to identify associated clinical and biochemical characteristics. DESIGN AND SETTING Case-control study among(More)
Puberty is a significant event of human growth and maturation associated with marked physiological and psychological changes. The aim of this study was to assess normal pubertal development in Egyptian girls to define normal, precocious and delayed puberty. The present study included a cross-sectional sample of 1,550 normal Egyptian girls of high and middle(More)
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a heritable skeletal disorder with bone fragility and often short stature. This study provides anthropometric measurements in Egyptian children with OI and determine variability among OI types classified according to Sillence et al. [Sillence et al. (1979); J Med Genet 16:101-116]. The study included 124 patients with OI. All(More)
Objectives. This study aims to analysis the relationship between c.-492T>C polymorphism in APOA2 gene and the risk for obesity in a sample of Egyptian adolescents and investigates its effect on body fat distribution and lipid metabolism. Material and Methods. A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted on 303 adolescents. They were 196 obese and 107(More)
BACKGROUND Apolipoprotein A5 (APOA5) gene variants are associated with increased plasma triglycerides, a risk factor for metabolic syndrome (MS). The goal of the current study was the investigation of the distribution of T-1131C variant among obese adolescents with MS compared with healthy controls. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The study included 150 obese(More)
AIM To assess the associations between the body adiposity indices and risk of metabolic syndrome (MS) and its components in Egyptian women and to evaluate their predictive power. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a cross-sectional analysis performed on 180 Egyptian women aged between 25-35 years. They were 90 women with MS diagnosed by International Diabetes(More)
The aim of the study was to construct new reference growth charts for weight, length and head circumference of Egyptian children with Down syndrome (DS) from birth to 36 months of age. These specific charts may be used by health professionals involved in medical, physical and developmental care of Egyptian children with Down syndrome. The study included 434(More)
Data from a cross-sectional study of 27,826 healthy children in Cairo, Egypt, were used to construct standard growth charts of head circumference and reference values of relative head circumference to length/height for each sex. The sample was collected during the Egyptian Growth Curve Project for children and adolescents in 2002. Values were obtained for(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to investigate the serum paraoxonase 1 (PON1) concentration and oxidative stress markers and assess its relations with the biochemical parameters in obese adolescents. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and fifty obese adolescents (range 16-18 years) and 150 healthy age- and sex-matched controls were enrolled in(More)
INTRODUCTION To assess the prevalence of metabolic risk indicators for the metabolic syndrome (MS) in a sample of obese Egyptian adolescents and to compare anthropometric and biochemical parameters in subjects with one or two parameters of the MS with those who meet MS criteria. MATERIAL AND METHODS A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted on(More)