The Prevalence of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Obese Children

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558643
Title:
The Prevalence of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Obese Children
Authors:
Carolan, E; Hogan, A; O’Connell, J; Fallon, M; Byrne, D; O’Shea, D; Cody, D
Citation:
Carolan, E., Hogan, A., O'Connell, J., Fallon, M., Byrne, D., O'Shea, D., & Cody, D. (2015). The prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in obese children. Irish medical journal, 108(5), 134-136.
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
May-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558643
Abstract:
Childhood Obesity poses a public health problem in Ireland. Complications associated include metabolic disease and cardiovascular disease risk. Our aim was to determine the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in a cohort of obese Irish children. Assessments were performed on obese children attending weight management clinic. Pedometers and self report physical activity questionnaires were administered to each participant to determine physical activity levels. Fifty-nine children (21 prepubertal and 38 pubertal/post-pubertal) were metabolically profiled. Mean–SD of z scores for BMI, Waist Circumference and Body Fat % were +3.29–0.48, +3.98–0.73 and +2.75–0.50 respectively. 43% (n=9) prepubertal and 68% (n=26) pubertal/postpubertal children had at least one other cardiovascular risk factor in addition to obesity. Increased moderateâ vigorous physical activity levels correlated with reduced incidence of cardiovascular risk factors. There is a significant prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among obese pre-pubertal children and pubertal/post-pubertal adolescents attending an Irish obesity clinic.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
CHILD; OBESITY; CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCarolan, Een
dc.contributor.authorHogan, Aen
dc.contributor.authorO’Connell, Jen
dc.contributor.authorFallon, Men
dc.contributor.authorByrne, Den
dc.contributor.authorO’Shea, Den
dc.contributor.authorCody, Den
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-29T15:06:25Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-29T15:06:25Zen
dc.date.issued2015-05en
dc.identifier.citationCarolan, E., Hogan, A., O'Connell, J., Fallon, M., Byrne, D., O'Shea, D., & Cody, D. (2015). The prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in obese children. Irish medical journal, 108(5), 134-136.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/558643en
dc.description.abstractChildhood Obesity poses a public health problem in Ireland. Complications associated include metabolic disease and cardiovascular disease risk. Our aim was to determine the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in a cohort of obese Irish children. Assessments were performed on obese children attending weight management clinic. Pedometers and self report physical activity questionnaires were administered to each participant to determine physical activity levels. Fifty-nine children (21 prepubertal and 38 pubertal/post-pubertal) were metabolically profiled. Mean–SD of z scores for BMI, Waist Circumference and Body Fat % were +3.29–0.48, +3.98–0.73 and +2.75–0.50 respectively. 43% (n=9) prepubertal and 68% (n=26) pubertal/postpubertal children had at least one other cardiovascular risk factor in addition to obesity. Increased moderateâ vigorous physical activity levels correlated with reduced incidence of cardiovascular risk factors. There is a significant prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors among obese pre-pubertal children and pubertal/post-pubertal adolescents attending an Irish obesity clinic.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectCHILDen
dc.subjectOBESITYen
dc.subjectCARDIOVASCULAR DISEASEen
dc.titleThe Prevalence of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Obese Childrenen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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