The relation of overweight to cardiovascular risk factors among children and adolescents: the Bogalusa Heart Study.

@article{Freedman1999TheRO,
  title={The relation of overweight to cardiovascular risk factors among children and adolescents: the Bogalusa Heart Study.},
  author={David S Freedman and William H. Dietz and Sathanur R. Srinivasan and Gerald Berenson},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1999},
  volume={103 6 Pt 1},
  pages={1175-82}
}
BACKGROUND Although overweight and obesity in childhood are related to dyslipidemia, hyperinsulinemia, and hypertension, most studies have examined levels of these risk factors individually or have used internal cutpoints (eg, quintiles) to classify overweight and risk factors. OBJECTIVE We used cutpoints derived from several national studies to examine the relation of overweight (Quetelet index, >95th percentile) to adverse risk factor levels and risk factor clustering. DESIGN The sample… CONTINUE READING
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