Relation of subepicardial adipose tissue thickness and clinical and metabolic parameters in obese prepubertal children

Hizli S., Ozdemir O., ABACI A., Razi C. H., Kabakus N.

PEDIATRIC DIABETES, vol.11, no.8, pp.556-562, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1399-5448.2010.00644.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.556-562
  • Keywords: insulin resistance, obesity, prepubertal children, subepicardial adipose tissue, IMPAIRED GLUCOSE-TOLERANCE, INSULIN-RESISTANCE, THRESHOLD VALUES, EPICARDIAL FAT, VISCERAL FAT, ATHEROSCLEROSIS, ADOLESCENTS, AGE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Background: The measurement of subepicardial adipose tissue thickness (SATT) has been found to be related to insulin resistance (IR) in adults. Until now, the association between SATT and IR has not been evaluated in obese prepubertal children. We aimed to determine the relation of SATT with clinical anthropometric and metabolic parameters and to provide cutoff value of SATT associated with IR in obese prepubertal children.