Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in schoolchildren and adolescents in Turkey: a population-based study.

@article{izmeciolu2009PrevalenceOM,
  title={Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in schoolchildren and adolescents in Turkey: a population-based study.},
  author={Filiz Mine Çizmecioğlu and Nilay Etiler and Onur Hamzaoğlu and Ş{\"u}kr{\"u} Hatun},
  journal={Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM},
  year={2009},
  volume={22 8},
  pages={703-14}
}
AIM To determine prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (MS) in the pediatric population. METHODS We studied 2,491 schoolchildren randomly selected aged 10-19 years using a multistage, stratified sampling design. Obese and overweight participants were called for further investigation (n = 456). Of these, 310 participants underwent OGTT. MS was defined according to IDF, NCEP and modified WHO guidelines. RESULTS The prevalence of obesity and overweight were 6.8% and 11.5%, respectively. While… CONTINUE READING
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