hrp0084p3-882 | Fat | ESPE2015

Adipocyte Fatty Acid Binding Protein is Related to Weight Status and Metabolic Risk Markers in Childhood Obesity

Kaepplinger Jakob , Petroff David , Herget Sabine , Reichardt Sandra , Grimm Andrea , Kratzsch Jurgen , Bluher Susann

Background: Adipocyte fatty acid binding protein (aFABP) regulates intracellular transport of fatty acids and seems to be involved in the pathogenesis of the Metabolic Syndrome. aFABP overproduction leads to increased cholesterol and triglyceride accumulation and to higher expression of pro-inflammatory genes. In adults aFABP seems to promote insulin resistance and atherosclerosis, and aFABP levels are significantly higher in obese compared to lean subjects. Fat mass, lipid ma...

hrp0089p2-p139 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity P2 | ESPE2018

The Associations Between Neck – and Upper Arm Circumference with Cardiometabolic Risk Over Traditional Risk Factors in Adolescents - Data from Five EUROPEAN Countries (PreSTART-Study)

Weihrauch-Bluher Susann , Petroff David , Brady Emer M. , Gray Laura J. , Ribeiro Rogerio T. , Vergara Mitxeltorena I. , Gerasimidi-Vazeou Diana A. , Davies Melanie J.

Background: Prevalence and severity of obesity and associated comorbidities are increasing in adolescents. Data on neck and upper arm (UA) circumference in addition to established anthropometric measures to define cardiometabolic risk are limited to date.Methods: Data from Phase I of the EU-funded PreSTART-study (trial registration number NCT02545140) was applied. Demographic, clinical, biochemical and lifestyle data were collected in adolescent...

hrp0082p1-d2-122 | Fat Metabolism & Obesity (1) | ESPE2014

Predictive Value of Excess Body Weight in Childhood and Adolescence Compared to BMI and Waist to Height Ratio

Petroff David , Kromeyer-Hauschild Katrin , Wiegand Susanna , L'Allemand-Jander Dagmar , Binder Gerhard , Schwab Karl Otfried , Stachow Rainer , Kiess Wieland , Hammer Elke , Sturm Sirid , Holl Reinhard , Bluher Susann

Background: Weight status in children is commonly defined using BMI (SDS), but this measure is problematic due to the skewness of the BMI distribution and its age-dependant increase. In addition, it is difficult for physicians or parents alike to grasp what a certain value means. Excess body weight (EBW) is frequently used in adult patients in the context of bariatric surgery.Objective and hypotheses: An appropriate definition for the paediatric populati...