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Metabolic syndrome in obese adolescents: a comparison of three different diagnostic criteria.
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PMID:  22622762     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the difference in the proportion of adolescents with metabolic syndrome diagnosed based on three different criteria, as well as the use of insulin resistance instead of fasting glucose. METHODS: Cross-sectional study with 121 obese adolescents, between 10 and 14 years old, from public schools of the city of Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 2011. Anthropometric, blood pressure, and biochemical variables were assessed. Metabolic syndrome was defined using three different diagnostic criteria: the International Diabetes Federation, Cook and de Ferranti. All of them include five components: waist circumference, blood pressure, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, triglycerides and fasting glucose, and there should be at least three abnormal results for the diagnosis of the syndrome. HOMA-IR was used for the characterization of insulin resistance. The analysis of agreement among the criteria was performed using Kappa statistics. RESULTS: Metabolic syndrome was diagnosed in 39.7, 51.2, and 74.4% of adolescents, according to the IDF, Cook and de Ferranti criteria, respectively. There was agreement for the three diagnostic criteria in 60.3% of the sample. Waist circumference was the most prevalent component (81.0, 81.0, and 96.7%), whereas high fasting glucose was the least prevalent (7.4, 1.7, and 1.7%). The use of HOMA-IR significantly increased the proportion of positive diagnosis for the syndrome. CONCLUSION: The results showed significant differences between the three diagnostic criteria. While there is no consensus on the diagnostic criteria for metabolic syndrome, differences in the prevalence of the disease in pediatric population will be frequent.
Roberto F Costa; Natalia S Santos; Noemia P Goldraich; Thiele Filikoski Barski; Kauana Silva de Andrade; Luiz F M Kruel
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-23
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Title:  Jornal de pediatria     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1678-4782     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  2985188R     Medline TA:  J Pediatr (Rio J)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Escola de Educação Física (ESEF), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.
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