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International Journal of Hypertension
Volume 2011, Article ID 257168, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.4061/2011/257168
Clinical Study

Metabolic Syndrome in Italian Obese Children and Adolescents: Stronger Association with Central Fat Depot than with Insulin Sensitivity and Birth Weight

1Endocrinology and Diabetes Unit, University Department of Paediatric Medicine, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, IRCCS, Piazza S.Onofrio 4, 00165 Rome, Italy
2Cardiorespiratory and Sport Medicine Unit, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, IRCCS, Piazza S.Onofrio 4, 00165 Rome, Italy
3Epidemiology Unit, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, IRCCS, Piazza S.Onofrio 4, 00165 Rome, Italy
4Laboratory of Monogenic Diabetes, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, IRCCS, Piazza S.Onofrio 4, 00165 Rome, Italy
5Department of Internal Medicine, University of Rome, “TorVergata”, Viale Oxford 81, 00127 Rome, Italy

Received 14 December 2010; Accepted 5 January 2011

Academic Editor: Kazuko Masuo

Copyright © 2011 Claudia Brufani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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