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Elevated Serum IL-6 , IL-8 , Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 , CRP , and IFN-Levels in 10-to 11-Year-Old Boys with Increased BMI

@inproceedings{Utsal2012ElevatedSI,
  title={Elevated Serum IL-6 , IL-8 , Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 , CRP , and IFN-Levels in 10-to 11-Year-Old Boys with Increased BMI},
  author={Liina Utsal and Vallo Tillmann and Mihkel Zilmer and Jarek M{\"a}estu and P. Purge and Jaak J{\"u}rim{\"a}e and Meeli Saar and E L{\"a}tt and Katre Maasalu and Toivo J{\"u}rim{\"a}e},
  year={2012}
}
Background/Aims: Many inflammation parameters are associated with obesity, but few comparable data are found in youth. This study aims to characterize the differences in serum levels of 13 biochemical inflammatory markers between boys with increased BMI and boys with normal BMI, and examine the relationships between inflammation markers, skinfold thicknesses, and body composition. Participants/ Methods: The participants were 38 boys (BMI above 85th percentile) and 38 boys (normal BMI) at the… Expand

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