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|Title: ||Abdominal obesity in adolescents: Development of age-specific waist circumference cut-offs linked to adult IDF criteria|
|Authors: ||Bravo, Jorge Duarte dos Santos|
Raimundo, Armando M.
Santos, Diana A.
Sardinha, Luís B.
|Issue Date: ||2017|
|Citation: ||Bravo, Jorge Duarte dos Santos; Raimundo, Armando M.; Santos, Diana A.; Timón, Rafael; Sardinha, Luís B.Abdominal obesity in adolescents: Development of age-specific waist circumference cut-offs linked to adult IDF criteria, American Journal of Human Biology, 29, 6, e23036-e2, 2017.|
|Abstract: ||We provide age- and sex-specific cut-off points that can be used to
identify abdominal obesity in adolescents. The present findings provide a tool that
can be used in the clinical setting for the early detection and prevention of adult obesity.
Population-specific cutoffs may be required for pediatric ages to diagnose
children at risk.
1 | INTRODUCTION
The prevalence of pediatric overweight and obesity has
increased substantially over the past decades in both developed
and developing countries (Ng et al., 2014; de Onis,
Blosser, & Borghi, 2010). The risk of overweight and obese
youth becoming overweight adults is at least twice as high as
their regular-weight peers (Singh, Mulder, Twisk, Van
Mechelen, & Chinapaw, 2008).
Body mass index (BMI) is a widely recognized surrogate
|Other Identifiers: ||10420533|
|Appears in Collections:||DES - Publicações - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais Com Arbitragem Científica|
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