hrp0089p2-p154 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity P2 | ESPE2018

Hair Cortisol Concentrations in Overweight and Obese Children and Adolescents

Genitsaridi Sofia , Karampatsou Sofia , Papageorgiou Ifigeneia , Mantzou Aimilia , Paltoglou Georgios , Kourkouti Christie , Papathanasiou Chryssanthi , Kassari Penio , Nicolaides Nicolas C , Charmandari Evangelia

Background: Obesity in childhood and adolescence represents a major health problem of our century that has reached epidemic proportions globally during the last decades. In obese subjects, a relatively high cortisol output in urine has been observed compared to nonobese individuals. However, cortisol concentrations in blood, saliva, and urine in association with obesity have not been consistent across studies. Hair cortisol concentrations (HCC) determined in scalp hair provide...