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.
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 and metabolic...
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,
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.
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.
Leonardo de Souza Piber;
Department of Ultrasonography/CDB Medicina Diagnóstica;
Physician-researcher in Nutritional Disorders and Associated Factors/Santo Amaro University;
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Waist circumference as an indicator of body fat and metabolic changes in adolescents: comparison between four references.
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