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Serum Magnesium Level and Its Relation with Insulin Resistance in Obese Children

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Author(s): Ayhan Abacı | Şamil Hızlı | Osman Özdemir | Cem Hasan Razi | Mesut Koçak | Okhan Akın | Nimet Kabakuş

Journal: Güncel Pediatri
ISSN 1304-9054

Volume: 8;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 24;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Obesity | insulin resistance | magnesium

ABSTRACT
Introduction: To determine the relation of serum magnesium level with metabolic and clinical parameters in obese children. Materials and Methods: Children presenting with weight gain whose BMI was over 95th percentile (obese children) and children with BMI lower than 85th percentile (non-obese) were included to the study. Taking drugs or having a history or evidence of chronic diseases, syndromal or endocrine causes of obesity were excluded. Weight and height were measured for comparing the anthropometric values. For laboratory evaluation, fasting serum glucose, insulin, lipid profile and serum magnesium levels were measured. We compared the differences in between obese and lean groups with Student’s t-test and Pearson’s correlation analysis was used to compare the variables. The value of p
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