Obesity and lipid profiles in children and adolescents.

  title={Obesity and lipid profiles in children and adolescents.},
  author={Orit Friedland and Dan Nemet and Natalia Gorodnitsky and Baruch Wolach and Alon F Eliakim},
  journal={Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM},
  volume={15 7},
Childhood obesity is associated with unfavorable lipid profile, suggesting that obese children should be screened for hypercholesterolemia. However, the prevalence of hypercholesterolemia in childhood obesity, and the effect of the degree of obesity on lipid profile, are unknown. Eighty-nine obese children and adolescents (BMI >85%, mean age 10.4 +/- 2.5 years) and 53 non-obese control children matched for age, gender and pubertal stage participated in the study. Early morning blood samples for… CONTINUE READING

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