The aim of the present study was to build a predictive model of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in obese children. Fifty-six obese 10-year-old children underwent blood tests for biochemical measures and magnetic resonance imaging for NAFLD diagnosis. A model combining waist-to-height ratio, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance, adiponectin, and alanine aminotransferase was accurate in predicting NAFLD (AUROC=0.94 [95% confidence interval 0.89-0.99], P<10). When adiponectin was not included in the model, the discrimination accuracy was still good (AUROC=0.88 [95% confidence interval 0.79-0.97], P<10). In conclusion, a predictive equation combining routinely available variables may allow physicians to identify obese children at the highest risk of NAFLD. Copyright © 2011 by European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.
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|Titolo:||Biochemical parameters and anthropometry predict NAFLD in obese children|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|