To show the ultrasonographic measures of abdominal fat (subcutaneous cellular tissue thickness,
preperitoneal fat thickness and intraperitoneal fat thickness) in children aged 6 to 10 years of a public school in the city of São Paulo,
Obesity is defined as excess body fat and not only excess weight ; consequence of a positive energy balance ; and can cause serious health problems for children and adolescents due to the increased risk of cardiovascular disease,
systemic arterial hypertension ,
respiratory diseases (obstructive airways such as asthma and sleep apnea),
orthopedic and postural disorders,
dermatitis and some types of neoplasias; or to become obese adults more likely to develop such pathologies .
In addition to disturbances in the emotional...
Findings and procedure details
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 parties.
The children were examined by ultrasonography in dorsal decubitus,
with a linear transducer (6-15MHz) and a convex transducer (1-5MHz),
according to the methodology described by Sakuno et al....
Ultrasonographic findings should be included in the pediatric clinical evaluation,
allowing correlation with anthropometric physical examination data,
being of great value in the evolutionary follow-up of obesity treatments.
Leonardo de Souza Piber;
Department of Ultrasonography/CDB Medicina Diagnóstica;
Physician-researcher in Nutritional Disorders and Associated Factors/Santo Amaro University;
Circunferência da cintura como indicador de gordura corporal e alterações metabólicas em adolescentes: comparação entre quatro referências.
Waist circumference as an indicator of body fat and metabolic changes in adolescents: comparison between four references.
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Hipertensão arterial no jovem...