Clinical and biochemical manifestations of syndrome X in obese children

  title={Clinical and biochemical manifestations of syndrome X in obese children},
  author={Efimia Papadopoulou-Alataki and Kiriaki Papadopoulou-Legbelou and Loukas Doukas and Kiparissia Karatzidou and Aikaterini Pavlitou-Tsiontsi and Emmanouil M Pagkalos},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
The aim of this study was to investigate whether the clinical and metabolic characteristics of syndrome X had their onset in childhood in otherwise healthy but obese children of Greek origin. A group of 25 obese children and 18 age- and sex matched control subjects, aged 6–14 years, underwent an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), assessed for determination of plasma glucose and insulin levels. Insulin sensitivity and insulin resistance were estimated by mathematical models using calculations… CONTINUE READING