Relation of circumferences and skinfold thicknesses to lipid and insulin concentrations in children and adolescents: the Bogalusa Heart Study.

@article{Freedman1999RelationOC,
  title={Relation of circumferences and skinfold thicknesses to lipid and insulin concentrations in children and adolescents: the Bogalusa Heart Study.},
  author={David S Freedman and Mary K. Serdula and Sathanur R. Srinivasan and Gerald Berenson},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1999},
  volume={69 2},
  pages={308-17}
}
BACKGROUND Although body fat patterning has been related to adverse health outcomes in adults, its importance in children and adolescents is less certain. OBJECTIVE We examined the relation of circumference (waist and hip) and skinfold-thickness (subscapular and triceps) measurements to lipid and insulin concentrations among 2996 children and adolescents aged 5-17 y. DESIGN This was a community-based, cross-sectional study conducted in 1992-1994. RESULTS A central or abdominal… CONTINUE READING

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