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Size Of The Waist In Children Linked To Diabetes

Waist size in children has been linked to the health condition of insulin resistance and diabetes type 2. The research report is published //in the new edition of the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

The prevalence of childhood obesity has doubled in the past two decades, accompanied by an epidemic of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and potentially devastating cardiovascular disease (CVD) consequences, according to background information in the article. Some studies suggest that in adults, measurement of waist circumference (WC), an indicator of intra-abdominal fat, is a better indication of CVD risk than body mass index (BMI), a measure of overall obesity. Waist circumference is one component of the metabolic syndrome, a combination of health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high levels of lipids (fat) in the blood, that place a person at high risk for heart disease.

Researchers from Durand Hospital of Buenos Aires, Argentina had measured the waist circumference of children aged six to 13 years and compared waist circumference to measurements of components of the metabolic syndrome, including obesity (BMI), insulin resistance, lipid profile (fats in the blood, including cholesterol and triglyceride levels) and blood pressure.

Of the 84 children evaluated (44 girls), 28 were overweight, 40 were obese and 16 were normal weight. Statistical analysis showed that waist circumference was an independent predictor for elevated blood pressure, insulin resistance and elevated high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level.

There was a significant correlation between WC and all the components of the metabolic syndrome, said the authors in their report.

Visceral obesity may be an important risk factor for insulin resistance syndrome in children, said the authors. Waist circumference serves as a readily available means to estimate abdominal obesity in the office setting. Nor mative data specific for ethnic group need to be collected. The present study showed that children with abdominal obesity, as determined by WC, have increased metabolic risk factors for CVD and T2DM.

Source: Newswise

Medindia on Diabetes: further information:

Diabetes type 2: This happens when body cannot use its own insulin to control blood sugar. As this happens the body becomes unable to produce enough insulin to overcome insulin resistance and keep up to the need of the body.

Insulin resistance: This is also called decreased insulin sensitivity of the body. Insulin sensitivity is the measure for the risk of heart disease. If a person is more insulin sensitive then he has a lower risk of heart problems.

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