Differences in metabolic disease markers in healthy & obese 7-to-9-year-olds identified

More ScienceDaily: Diabetes News Aug 25, 2011, 5:58 pm

Obese 7-to-9-year-old children had nearly three times the liver fat and almost double the belly fat of their non-obese counterparts and insulin resistance was more than double and insulin sensitivity less than half respectively, according to a new study. The study is among the first to use a combination of advanced measurements in healthy obese and non-obese children in this age group prior to entering puberty. … Read the Rest

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  • Keywords: Obesity; Diet and Weight Loss; Children’s Health; Diabetes; Fitness; Chronic Illness
  • Description: Obese 7-to-9-year-old children had nearly three times the liver fat and almost double the belly fat of their non-obese counterparts and insulin resistance was more than double and insulin sensitivity less than half respectively, according to a new study. The study is among the first to use a combination of advanced measurements in healthy obese and non-obese children in this age group prior to entering puberty.