Sexual dimorphism of body composition and insulin sensitivity across pubertal development in obese Caucasian subjects.

@article{Brufani2009SexualDO,
  title={Sexual dimorphism of body composition and insulin sensitivity across pubertal development in obese Caucasian subjects.},
  author={Claudia Brufani and Alberto Enrico Tozzi and Danilo Fintini and Paolo Ciampalini and Armando Grossi and Rossana Fiori and Daniela Kiepe and Melania Manco and Riccardo Schiaffini and Ottavia Porzio and Marco Cappa and Fabrizio Barbetti},
  journal={European journal of endocrinology},
  year={2009},
  volume={160 5},
  pages={769-75}
}
Background Puberty is a period of rapid growth associated with metabolic, hormonal, and body composition changes that can influence risk factors for chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes. Objective To evaluate body composition and insulin sensitivity (IS) modifications throughout puberty in a large group of obese Caucasian subjects. Methods Five hundred and nineteen obese subjects (4-19 years), grouped according to gender and Tanner stage (T), underwent oral glucose tolerance test… CONTINUE READING