hrp0084p3-892 | Fat | ESPE2015

The Triglyceride-to-HDL Cholesterol Ratio is Associated with Insulin Resistance in Obese Boys But Not in Obese Girls

Massa Guy , Bervoets Liene , Massa Jonas , Zeevaert Renate

Background: Children and adolescents with obesity often have insulin resistance (IR) and are at increased risk to develop coronary heart disease (CHD) in adulthood. The triglyceride to HDL-cholesterol (TG/HDL-C) ratio reflects small, dense low-density lipoprotein (LDL), an atherogenic lipoprotein particle that strongly predicts CHD.Objective and hypotheses: To evaluate the TG/HDL-C ratio in obese children and adolescents and study the relationship with a...