Fitness is a stronger predictor of fasting insulin levels than fatness in overweight male middle-school children.


OBJECTIVE We studied the relationship between % body fat (%BF), cardiovascular fitness (CVF), and insulin resistance (IR) in overweight middle-school children. STUDY DESIGN Middle school children (n = 106, body mass index [BMI] > 95th percentile for age) underwent evaluation of body composition, maximal volume of oxygen utilization (VO2) uptake/kg lean… (More)