Cardiovascular risk factors and excess adiposity among overweight children and adolescents: the Bogalusa Heart Study.

@article{Freedman2007CardiovascularRF,
  title={Cardiovascular risk factors and excess adiposity among overweight children and adolescents: the Bogalusa Heart Study.},
  author={David S Freedman and Zuguo Mei and Sathanur R. Srinivasan and Gerald Berenson and William H. Dietz},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2007},
  volume={150 1},
  pages={12-17.e2}
}
OBJECTIVE To explore the accuracy of various body mass index (BMI) cutpoints in identifying children who have excess adiposity (based on skinfold thicknesses), adverse levels of lipids, insulin, and blood pressures, and a high risk for severe adult obesity. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional (n = 10,099) and longitudinal (n = 2392) analyses were performed among subjects who participated in the Bogalusa Heart Study. RESULTS Of children with a BMI > or =95th percentile (P) of the Centers for… CONTINUE READING
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