Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-6156


Basma Abdel-Moez Ali

Basma Abdel-Moez Ali
Pediatric Depatrment,

  • Review Article
    Thyroid Function Status in Obese Children
    Author(s): Basma Abdel-Moez Ali, Doaa Mohammed Mahrous and Dina Mohammed AhmedBasma Abdel-Moez Ali, Doaa Mohammed Mahrous and Dina Mohammed Ahmed

    Introduction: The prevalence of obesity in all age groups has increased dramatically over the past 30 years, such that overweight and obesity are considered to be a major public health concern in many countries. Obesity affects hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis directly or indirectly leading to alterations in thyroid function tests. Aim of the study: To evaluate thyroid function in obese children and to correlate it with different parameters. Subjects and methods: This study included two groups; Group Ι: 40 obese patients where obesity was defined according to the body mass index (BMI) above the 95th percentile for age and sex using the definition of the International Task Force for obesity in Childhood and Group Π: 40 children age and sex matched as a control group. They were subjected to: Thorough history taking, clinical examination, anth.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-6156.1000665

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