Retinal vessel diameter, obesity and metabolic risk factors in school children (JuvenTUM 3).

@article{Hanssen2012RetinalVD,
  title={Retinal vessel diameter, obesity and metabolic risk factors in school children (JuvenTUM 3).},
  author={Henner Hanssen and Monika Siegrist and Martin Neidig and Andrea Renner and P Birzele and A Siclovan and Katharina Blume and Christoph Lammel and Bernhard Haller and Arno Schmidt-Trucks{\"a}ss and Martin Halle},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2012},
  volume={221 1},
  pages={242-8}
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of childhood obesity is high and its association with future cardiovascular disease in adulthood is well established. The cross-sectional data presented analyze the prevalence of obesity and the association between metabolic risk factors, physical inactivity and retinal vessel diameter in young school children. METHODS The examination included 578 school children aged 11.1±0.6 years from secondary schools in the District of Munich, Germany. Anthropometric… CONTINUE READING