Changes in Lipidemia during Chronic Care Treatment of Childhood Obesity

Ruest Haarmak Nielsen T; Gamborg M; Fonvig C; Kloppenborg J; Hvidt KN; Ibsen H; Holm JC
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Background:
Childhood obesity and related co-morbidities are increasing. This intervention study assessed the associations between weight changes and lipidemia in obese children and adolescents.

Methods:
A total of 240 obese children and adolescents (median age, 11.3 years; range, 3.9–20.9) were enrolled in a best-practice multidisciplinary chronic care treatment program. The concentrations of total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL), and triglycerides (TGs) and anthropometric data comprising height and weight were collected at baseline and after up to 39 months of continuous treatment.

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