Relationship between obesity and metabolic syndrome among Argentinean elementary school children.


BACKGROUND Argentina has experienced marked increases in the prevalence of childhood overweight (OW)/obesity over the last few decades. OBJECTIVES We examined (1) the distribution of the mean values of lipids, glucose, and HOMA-IR according to the presence of OW/obesity, age, and sex and (2) the association between metabolic syndrome and OW/obesity… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2009.11.003