High cardiovascular risk in severely obese young children and adolescents.

N.M. van Emmerik, C.M. Renders, M. van de Veer, S. van Buuren, O.H. van der Baan-Slootweg, J.E. Kist-van Holthe, R.A. Hira Sing

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Objective: To assess the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in severely obese children and adolescents. Methods: A nationwide prospective surveillance study was carried out from July 2005 to July 2007 where paediatricians were asked to report all new cases of severe obesity in 2-18-year-old children to the Dutch Paediatric Surveillance Unit. Severe obesity is defined by gender and age-dependent cut-off points for body mass index based on Dutch National Growth Studies corresponding to the adult cut-off point of 35 kg/m
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)818-821
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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