hrp0092p1-354 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity (2) | ESPE2019

Association Between Adiposity Measures and Metabolic Variables in Children and Adolescentswith Obesity

Umano Giuseppina Rosaria , Di Sessa Anna , Cirillo Grazia , Ursi Davide , Marzuillo Pierluigi , Miraglia Del Giudice Emanuele

Childhood obesity has become a major health issue in the last decades. Moreover, identifying a simple, feasible, and valid screening tool to select subjects at higher risk for obesity-related comorbidities has become a challenge. Current guidelines reccommend to use BMI percentile for overweight and obesity diagnosis. However, waist-to-height ratio (WHR) has been associated with the risk of metabolic derangement in children and adolescents with overweight and obesity. In addit...