Cut-off points for ultrasonographic measures of abdominal fat in children
To identify cut-off points for ultrasonographic measures considered to be at risk for overweight and obesity.
In 1997, the World Health Organization (WHO) formally recognized obesity as a global epidemic ; not limited to just one age group or country . Obesity is defined as excess body fat and not only excess weight . Its prevalence has increased in all age groups. Childhood obesity, the most[...]
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This is a cross-sectional study. It was evaluated 100 schoolchildren, aged between 6 and 10 years of a public school in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The research was approved by the Ethics and Research Committee of the Santo Amaro University, whose number is 1,103,468 dated 06/11/2015 and CAAE[...]
This study aimed to set a limit of normality. These data are of clinical relevance, because they help in the early diagnosis of excess abdominal fat; however, the size of the eutrophic population of this research limits these results to be extrapolated. Therefore, the continuity of these studies is [...]
Contact details: Dr. Leonardo de Souza Piber; Department of Ultrasonography/CDB Medicina Diagnóstica; Physician-researcher in Nutritional Disorders and Associated Factors/Santo Amaro University; São Paulo, Brazil E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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