Increased scalp hair cortisol concentrations in obese children.

  title={Increased scalp hair cortisol concentrations in obese children.},
  author={M A B Veldhorst and Gerard Noppe and Mieke H T M Jongejan and Chantine B M Kok and Selma Mekic and Jan Willem Koper and Elisabeth F. C. van Rossum and Erica L. T. van den Akker},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={99 1},
CONTEXT Pathologically increased cortisol exposure induces obesity, but it is not known whether relatively high cortisol within the physiological range is related to childhood obesity. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to compare hair cortisol concentrations between obese and normal-weight children. DESIGN We performed an observational case-control study. PARTICIPANTS Twenty obese children (body mass index-SD score [BMI-SDS]>2.3) and 20 age- and sex-matched normal-weight children (BMI… CONTINUE READING
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