Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among female Kuwaiti adolescents using two different criteria.

@article{AlIsa2010PrevalenceOT,
  title={Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among female Kuwaiti adolescents using two different criteria.},
  author={Abdulwahhab Al-Isa and Abayomi O. Akanji and Lukman Thalib},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={103 1},
  pages={77-81}
}
Overweight and obesity are highly prevalent in Kuwait and they are associated with the metabolic syndrome (MS). The present study aims to assess the prevalence of the MS among Kuwaiti female adolescents aged 10-19 years. A cross-sectional random sample of 431, apparently healthy, Kuwaiti female adolescents drawn from several randomly selected schools was studied for the prevalence of the MS using the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the National Cholesterol Education Program Third… CONTINUE READING
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