Obesity and metabolic syndrome in adolescent survivors of standard risk childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Saudi Arabia.

@article{Aldhafiri2012ObesityAM,
  title={Obesity and metabolic syndrome in adolescent survivors of standard risk childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Saudi Arabia.},
  author={Fahad Khalid Aldhafiri and Abdullah A Al-Nasser and Abdulaziz Al-Sugair and Hanan Al-Mutairi and David Z. Young and John J. Reilly},
  journal={Pediatric blood & cancer},
  year={2012},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={133-7}
}
BACKGROUND This study estimated prevalence of unhealthy weight status and metabolic syndrome (MS) amongst Saudi survivors of standard risk ALL. PROCEDURE We recruited 56 survivors, mean age 13.4 years (SD 4.1), a mean of 9.1 years (SD 4.1) post-diagnosis. The BMI for age was used to define weight status relative to national (Saudi) and international (Cole et al., Cole-IOTF, WHO, and CDC) reference data. We measured body composition by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), waist… CONTINUE READING
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