Relationship between sleep apnea, fat distribution, and insulin resistance in obese children.

@article{Canapari2011RelationshipBS,
  title={Relationship between sleep apnea, fat distribution, and insulin resistance in obese children.},
  author={Craig A. Canapari and Alison G. Hoppin and T Bernard Kinane and Bijoy J. Thomas and Martin Torriani and Eliot S Katz},
  journal={Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={
          268-73
        }
}
  • Craig A. Canapari, Alison G. Hoppin, +3 authors Eliot S Katz
  • Published in
    Journal of clinical sleep…
    2011
  • Medicine
  • BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with obesity, inflammation, and insulin resistance. The role of fat distribution in OSA pathogenesis has not been established in children. The objective of the study is to examine the relationship between fat distribution, OSA, and insulin resistance in an unselected population of obese children. METHODS All obese (BMI > 95th percentile) children (ages 5-18 y) seen at a pediatric obesity clinic were invited to participate. Subjects… CONTINUE READING

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