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Body mass index, cardiovascular risk factors, and carotid intima-media thickness in a pediatric population in southern Italy.

Authors
  • Caserta, Carmelo Antonio
  • Pendino, Gaspare Maria
  • Alicante, Saverio
  • Amante, Angela
  • Amato, Fulvia
  • Fiorillo, Mariateresa
  • Messineo, Arianna
  • Polito, Irene
  • Surace, Monica
  • Surace, Pasquale
  • Vacalebre, Carmelo
  • Zuin, Massimo
  • Cotichini, Rodolfo
  • Marcucci, Fabrizio
  • Rosmini, Francesco
  • Mele, Alfonso
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2010
Volume
51
Issue
2
Pages
216–220
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e3181d4c21d
PMID: 20512056
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Overweight and obese adolescents have a higher prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and show signs of early atherosclerosis. In girls, in particular, overweight is sufficient to determine a more severe cardiovascular risk profile.

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