Example sentences for: overweight

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  • To test the hypothesis that being an overweight or obese adolescent is associated with early appearance of glucose and lipid profile abnormalities, we performed a case-control study quantifying the odds ratio of overweight and obesity on these abnormalities through different Tanner's stages.

  • For instance a BMI ≥ 85 thpercentile (for age and sex) was classified as being overweight, and those with a BMI ≥ 95 thpercentile as obese [ 29 30 31 32 ] . Recent workshops concluded that the BMI is an index of choice for evaluating obesity in adolescents, because it has been validated by studies of total body fat [ 32 ] . The criteria used to identify overweight and obesity in children and adolescents agree with those used for grade 1 and grade 2 overweight (BMI of 25+ and 30+, respectively) in adults [ 33 ] . Using a representative sample from the general North American Caucasian population, we demonstrate that the BMI is also a good indicator for obesity in adolescents, however the readily-measured WC:AC, CPR, and STR, indices of central obesity, and SUM, a single measure of subcutaneous adiposity, are stronger predictor of both fasting glucose and insulin levels and lipid profiles, than BMI.

  • The hypothetical patients were explicitly assumed: 1) to not be taking aspirin or lipid-lowering agents at baseline; 2) to not have responded to a trial of a low-fat diet; 3), to not be overweight; and 4) to not have a family history of early myocardial infarction.

  • BMI > 85 thpercentile were chosen as cutoff point for identifying overweight adolescents and BMI < 85 thpercentile were considered as normal subjects.

  • These changes can be hypothesized to play a contributory, rather than compensatory, role in the development of overweight and obesity with sleep restriction.


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