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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411326/plasma-adrenomedullin-level-in-children-with-obesity-relationship-to-left-ventricular-function
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Kotb Abbass Metwalley, Hekma Saad Farghaly, Tahra Sherief
BACKGROUND: Obese children are at increased risk for abnormal cardiac structure and function. Little is known about adrenomedullin (AM), a cytokine produced in various organs and tissues, as a biomarker of cardiac hypertrophy in obese children. This study aimed to assess the plasma AM levels in a cohort of obese children and its relationship to left ventricular (LV) functions. METHODS: The study included 60 obese children and 60 non-obese children matched for age and gender as control group...
February 6, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390101/breastfeeding-and-maternal-hypertension
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Sangshin Park, Nam-Kyong Choi
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the relationship between breastfeeding and hypertension. We performed this study to identify whether breastfeeding itself influenced maternal hypertension and whether degree of obesity or insulin sensitivity would contribute to the relationship between breastfeeding and hypertension in postmenopausal women. METHODS: Our study population comprised 3,119 nonsmoking postmenopausal women aged 50 years or above in the 2010-2011 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...
January 25, 2018: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381651/exercise-effects-on-adipose-tissue-postprandial-lipolysis-and-blood-flow-in-children
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Huimin Yan, Joseph R Pierce, Kimberly B Myers, Katrina D DuBose, Gabriel S Dubis, Charles J Tanner, Robert C Hickner
Poor suppression of lipolysis and blunted increase in blood flow following meal ingestion in obese adults may indicate resistance to the antilipolytic action of insulin. Exercise may be used to normalize lipolytic responses to food intake by increasing insulin sensitivity. PURPOSE: To determine if acute bouts of aerobic exercise and/or excise training alter lipolytic and blood flow responses to food intake in lean (LN) and obese (OB) children. METHODS: Sixty-five children (9-11 yrs) were randomized into acute exercise (EX: 16 LN and 28 OB) or control (CON: 9 LN and 12 OB) groups that exercised (EX), or rested (CON) between standardized breakfast and lunch...
January 30, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357498/validity-and-reliability-of-a-novel-metabolic-flexibility-test-in-children-with-obesity
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Lisa Chu, Katherine M Morrison, Michael C Riddell, Sandeep Raha, Brian W Timmons
PURPOSE: Existing methods for diagnosing diabetes and for identifying risk of diabetes development are completed under resting conditions and based on adult data. Studying additional methods to identify metabolic risk in children is warranted. Our objective was to examine the validity and reliability of a metabolic flexibility (MetFlex) test for screening glycemia and insulin resistance (IR) in children. We hypothesized higher MetFlex during exercise would be correlated with lower fasting glucose and homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), and higher whole body insulin sensitivity index (WBISI) and insulin secretion-sensitivity index-2 (ISSI-2)...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319392/the-association-between-serum-vaspin-and-omentin-1-levels-in-obese-children-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Muammer Buyukinan, Muge Atar, Ummugulsum Can, Ozgur Pirgon, Asuman Guzelant, Isa Deniz
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Excess visceral fat accumulation results in altered release of adipokines. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between new adipokines (omentin-1 and vaspin), insulin resistance, and serum inflammatory markers in obese subjects with metabolic syndrome (MS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included a total of 121 obese children (79 females and 42 males, aged 12-17 years old). The obese subjects were divided into two groups based on the presence or absence of MS criteria (MS group and non-MS group)...
January 10, 2018: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285449/carotid-intima-medial-thickness-and-glucose-homeostasis-in-indian-obese-children-and-adolescents
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Aashima Dabas, Thushanth Thomas, Monita Gahlot, Nandita Gupta, K Devasenathipathy, Rajesh Khadgawat
Objective: To evaluate for subclinical atherosclerosis and its risk factors in Indian obese children. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional, case-control study was conducted to recruit 80 children aged 6-17 years with constitutional obesity as cases and 23 age- and gender-matched controls with normal body mass index (BMI). Anthropometric and clinical evaluation was followed by biochemical analysis and body fat estimation by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in cases...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242622/assessment-of-disturbed-glucose-metabolism-and-surrogate-measures-of-insulin-sensitivity-in-obese-children-and-adolescents
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Christian L Roth, Clinton Elfers, Christiane S Hampe
BACKGROUND: With the rising prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) in obese children, it is becoming imperative to detect disturbed glucose metabolism as early as possible in order to prevent T2D development. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 92 obese children (median age 11.7 years, 51% female) and 7 lean children (median age 11.4 years, 57% female) who underwent an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) in a tertiary pediatric care center. Glucose tolerance was assessed and different indices for β-cell function, insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion were calculated...
December 14, 2017: Nutrition & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237763/bisphenol-a-phthalate-metabolites-and-glucose-homeostasis-in-healthy-normal-weight-children
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Amalie Carlsson, Kaspar Sørensen, Anna-Maria Andersson, Hanne Frederiksen, Anders Juul
INTRODUCTION: Bisphenol A and several of the most commonly used phthalates have been associated with adverse metabolic health effects such as obesity and diabetes. Therefore, we analyzed these man-made chemicals in first morning urine samples from 107 healthy normal-weight Danish children and adolescents. METHOD: This was a cross-sectional study. Participants were recruited as part of The COPENHAGEN Puberty Study. The subjects were evaluated by an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), a dualenergy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan, direct oxygen uptake measurement during cycle ergometry, and fasting blood samples...
December 13, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234359/subtle-inflammation-a-possible-mechanism-of-future-cardiovascular-risk-in-obese-children
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Watchareewan Sontichai, Prapai Dejkhamron, Peraphan Pothacharoen, Prachya Kongtaweelert, Kevalee Unachak, Nuthapong Ukarapol
Purpose: The risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been shown to be associated with systemic inflammation in obese adults with metabolic syndrome (MetS). The aims of this study were to evaluate the prevalence of MetS and its relation to inflammatory markers in obese Thai children. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted. Children with history of endogenous obesity, chronic diseases, drug ingestion, and any acute illness within 2 weeks prior to enrollment were excluded...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218646/cardiovascular-and-metabolic-complications-diagnosis-and-management-in-obese-children
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Naval K Vikram
The world at present is facing a burden of rising prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents. The developing countries are particularly facing the dual burden on under-nutrition and obesity. This is associated with appearance and clustering of cardiometabolic abnormalities at an early age with development of chronic complications early and possible decrease in life span of these children and adolescents. In adults this clustering has been termed as 'metabolic syndrome' with definitions that can be used universally...
December 8, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214673/assessing-truncal-obesity-in-predicting-cardiometabolic-risk-in-children-clinical-measures-versus-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry
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Vincent J Palmieri, Melissa H Henshaw, Janet Carter, Shahryar M Chowdhury
AIM: The objectives of this study were to: 1) Compare the accuracy of waist:hip ratio (WHR) and waist:height ratio (WHtR) by determining their association with reference-standard measures derived from dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and 2) assess the relationship of DXA, WHR, and WHtR to measures of dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, and inflammation in children. METHODS: Subjects aged four to 21 were prospectively recruited. Truncal obesity by DXA was defined as the trunk fat:height ratio and trunk fat:non-trunk fat ratio...
December 7, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207397/relationship-of-serum-fetuin-a-with-metabolic-and-clinical-parameters-in-german-children-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes
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Christina Reinauer, Thomas Reinehr, Christina Baechle, Beate Karges, Julia Seyfarth, Katharina Foertsch, Martin Schebek, Joachim Woelfle, Michael Roden, Reinhard W Holl, Joachim Rosenbauer, Thomas Meissner
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The hepatokine fetuin A is upregulated in the metabolic syndrome and in type 2 diabetes (T2D), while its role in adolescent type 1 diabetes (T1D) is unclear. We assessed the relationship between circulating fetuin A levels and metabolic control, comorbidities, and complications in adolescent T1D patients. METHODS: We studied the relationship between serum fetuin A and clinical diabetes-related data from the DPV registry (Diabetes-Pa-tienten-Verlaufsdokumentation) in 172 adolescent T1D patients with early-onset (<5 years) long-standing (>10 years) T1D...
December 5, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198767/ultrasonographic-quantitative-analysis-of-fatty-pancreas-in-obese-children-its-correlation-with-metabolic-syndrome-and-homeostasis-model-assessment-of-insulin-resistance
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Doo Ri Kim, Mu Sook Lee, Jeong Sub Lee, Guk Myung Choi, Ki Soo Kang
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate pancreatic echogenicity on transabdominal ultrasonography and the correlation of fatty pancreas with metabolic syndrome (MetS), as well as insulin resistance (homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance [HOMA-IR]). STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective study included 135 obese children and adolescents who underwent transabdominal ultrasonography from January 2015 to December 2015. Fatty pancreas was quantitatively analyzed using the pancreato-perihepatic fat index (PPHFI)...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176029/serum-progranulin-levels-in-relation-to-insulin-resistance-in-childhood-obesity
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Eman M Alissa, Rima H Sutaih, Hayat Z Kamfar, Abdulmoeen E Alagha, Zuhair M Marzouki
BACKGROUND: Progranulin is an adipokine that is involved in the inflammatory response, glucose metabolism, insulin resistance, and may therefore be involved in chronic subclinical inflammation associated with the pathogenesis of childhood obesity. We aimed to investigate the association of circulating progranulin levels with metabolic parameters in children and to assess the importance of progranulin as a biomarker for metabolic diseases. METHODS: A total of 150 children were consecutively recruited from the Pediatric Nutrition Clinics at King Abdulaziz University Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159854/the-effect-of-impaired-glucose-metabolism-on-weight-loss-in-multidisciplinary-childhood-obesity-treatment
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Julie T Kloppenborg, Michael Gamborg, Cilius E Fonvig, Tenna R H Nielsen, Oluf Pedersen, Jesper Johannesen, Torben Hansen, Jens-Christian Holm
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether children and adolescents exhibiting an impaired glucose metabolism are more obese at treatment entry and less likely to reduce their degree of obesity during treatment. METHODS: The present study is a longitudinal observational study, including children and adolescents from the Children's Obesity Clinic, Holbaek, Denmark. Anthropometrics, pubertal development, socioeconomic status (SES), and fasting concentrations of plasma glucose, serum insulin, serum C-peptide, and whole blood glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) were collected at treatment entry and at follow-up...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108814/waist-to-height-ratio-and-sedentary-lifestyle-as-predictors-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-children-in-ecuador
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F Aguirre P, A Coca, M F Aguirre, G Celis
OBJECTIVE: To determine the predictors and prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) and the presence of vascular inflammation in apparently-normal children (10-15 years) of both sexes in Guayaquil, Ecuador. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We included 395 apparently-healthy students from a middle-income school in a cross-sectional survey. Informed consent was obtained from students and parents. Anthropometric measurements including blood pressure (BP), body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), and blood tests were recorded...
November 3, 2017: Hipertensión y Riesgo Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099463/associations-of-insulin-resistance-and-glycemia-with-liver-enzymes-in-hispanic-latino-youths-results-from-the-hispanic-community-children-s-health-study-study-of-latino-youth-sol-youth
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Christina M Parrinello, Bryan J Rudolph, Mariana Lazo, Linda C Gallo, Bharat Thyagarajan, Scott J Cotler, Qibin Qi, Tossaporn Seeherunvong, Denise C Vidot, Howard D Strickler, Robert C Kaplan, Carmen R Isasi
BACKGROUND: Associations of insulin resistance and hyperglycemia with a panel of liver enzymes have not been well studied in a young, heterogenous Hispanic/Latino population. We aimed to assess the associations of insulin resistance and glycemia with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), as measured by liver enzymes and the pediatric NAFLD fibrosis index (PNFI), and whether these associations are modified by body mass index and mediated by inflammation or endothelial dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 1317 boys and girls aged 8 to 16 years from the Hispanic Community Children's Health Study/Study of Latino Youth...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095002/-physical-fitness-and-insulin-sensitivity-in-a-group-of-obese-children-from-8-to-13-years-of-age-by-puberal-state
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Fabián Vasquez, Erik Diaz, Lydia Lera, Jorge Meza, Katherine Curi, Jorge Torres, Raquel Burrows
INTRODUCTION: Insulin resistance is the most common metabolic disorder associated with obesity and highest cardiometabolic risk in children. If the inadequate physical condition is added, they have a high risk of developing cardiometabolic complications at an early age. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate physical fitness and insulin sensitivity in obese school children of 8-13 years of age from three public schools in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago. METHODS: the study was carried out in 61 obese school children (25 Tanner I-II y 36 Tanner III-V)...
July 28, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073286/differential-adipokine-receptor-expression-on-circulating-leukocyte-subsets-in-lean-and-obese-children
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Genoveva Keustermans, Laila B van der Heijden, Berlinda Boer, Rianne Scholman, Roos Nuboer, Gerard Pasterkamp, Berent Prakken, Wilco de Jager, Eric Kalkhoven, Arieke J Janse, Henk S Schipper
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity prevalence has increased worldwide and is an important risk factor for type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The production of inflammatory adipokines by obese adipose tissue contributes to the development of T2D and CVD. While levels of circulating adipokines such as adiponectin and leptin have been established in obese children and adults, the expression of adiponectin and leptin receptors on circulating immune cells can modulate adipokine signalling, but has not been studied so far...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064478/dna-methylation-in-blood-from-neonatal-screening-cards-and-the-association-with-bmi-and-insulin-sensitivity-in-early-childhood
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S J van Dijk, T J Peters, M Buckley, J Zhou, P A Jones, R A Gibson, M Makrides, B S Muhlhausler, P L Molloy
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: There is increasing evidence that metabolic diseases originate in early life, and epigenetic changes have been implicated as key drivers of this early life programming. This led to the hypothesis that epigenetic marks present at birth may predict an individual's future risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. In this study, we assessed whether epigenetic marks in blood of newborn children were associated with body mass index (BMI) and insulin sensitivity later in childhood...
September 25, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
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