TITLE

Riesgo cardiovascular y alteraciones metabólicas en niños

AUTHOR(S)
Palacios-Mancilla, Santiago Manuel; Rubio-Lezama, Miguel Ángel; de Jesús de la Torre-López, Margarito; Arrevillaga-López, Aurora Esperanza
PUB. DATE
May 2012
SOURCE
Revista Medica del IMSS;2012, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p285
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: to describe cardiovascular risk factors in pediatric patients of the General Hospital Zone 58 and its relationship with metabolic abnormalities. Methods: we studied a population of 30 healthy; children randomized. We measured weight, height, body mass index, blood pressure, waist circumference, determination of blood glucose, total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and uric acid. We applied a structured questionnaire about: how many hours a day the child watch television, hours of sleeping, birth weight, consumption of junk food, plus additional questions to investigate family history of cardiovascular disease. Results: the group consisted of 17 girls (56 %) and 13 boys (44 %), average age: 9.7 years. Patients who had at least one abnormal laboratory result were 27 (90 %). Cardiovascular risk factors showed an arithmetic mean birth weight 3175 g, 3.6 h hours of watching TV, sleep diary 8.9, junk food every day 2.9. 15 patients had normal BMI, 5 more than the 95 centile and 7 below the 10 centile. Conclusions: the main factor that determined metabolic disorders was family history of cardiovascular disease or lipid disorders.
ACCESSION #
87049621

 

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