Oxidized low-density lipoprotein levels and carotid intima-media thickness as markers of early atherosclerosis in prepubertal obese children


OKUR İ. , TÜMER L. , EZGÜ F. S. , Yesilkaya E., Aral A., ÖZHAN OKTAR S. , ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, cilt.26, ss.657-662, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 26
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1515/jpem-2012-0374
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.657-662

Özet

Objectives: Children with obesity have a high cardiovascular risk and an impaired oxidant-antioxidant status, which may lead to endothelial dysfunction and increased carotid intima media thickness (IMT) even in childhood. The aim of this study was to investigate the circulating oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) concentrations and the IMT of carotid arteries in prepubertal obese children, and also to search for its possible association with carotid atherosclerosis.