To identify cut-off points for ultrasonographic measures considered to be at risk for overweight and obesity.
the World Health Organization (WHO) formally recognized obesity as a global epidemic ; not limited to just one age group or country . Obesity is defined as excess body fat and not only excess weight . Its prevalence has increased in all age groups. Childhood obesity,
the most common pediatric disease ,
has also become a major public health problem in recent decades,
and the main risk factor for obesity in adulthood . It is an important risk factor for cardiovascular...
Findings and procedure details
This is a cross-sectional study. It was evaluated 100 schoolchildren,
aged between 6 and 10 years of a public school in the city of São Paulo,
Brazil. The research was approved by the Ethics and Research Committee of the Santo Amaro University,
whose number is 1,103,468 dated 06/11/2015 and CAAE: 44933915.3.0000.0081. A Form of Assent was signed by the children and the Informed Consent Form,
by the parents and/or legal guardians.
Both terms have been read,
explained and signed by both...
This study aimed to set a limit of normality.
These data are of clinical relevance,
because they help in the early diagnosis of excess abdominal fat; however,
the size of the eutrophic population of this research limits these results to be extrapolated.
the continuity of these studies is suggested.
Contact details: Dr.
Leonardo de Souza Piber; Department of Ultrasonography/CDB Medicina Diagnóstica; Physician-researcher in Nutritional Disorders and Associated Factors/Santo Amaro University; São Paulo,
Brazil E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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