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Reduced serum total osteocalcin is associated with central obesity in Korean children

Pediatrics
Endocrinology
Author
SangHui Chu et al.
Used Parameters : SMM, BFM

Publication Year : 2013

Country : Korea

Journal : Obesity Research & Clinical Practice

Summary Background Recently, osteocalcin (OC), an osteoblast-derived hormone, has been suggested as a new link between obesity and insulin resistance in humans. However, few studies regarding the relationship between OC and obesity in Asian children have been published. We investigated the association of OC with adiposity, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in Korean children. Methods Two hundred and nine (100 boys, 109 girls) children (age: 9.78±1.05 years, body mass index (BMI): 22.27±5.34 kg/m 2) …
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