Journal article

Predictive utility of childhood anthropometric measures on adult glucose homeostasis measures: a 20-year cohort study.

Feitong Wu, Valentina Ho, Brooklyn J Fraser, Michael D Schmidt, Terence Dwyer, Alison J Venn, Costan G Magnussen

Int J Obes (Lond) | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Childhood body mass index (BMI) predicts adult glucose homeostasis measures and type 2 diabetes mellitus, but little is known about the predictive utility of other anthropometric measures in childhood. We aimed to identify the anthropometric measure in childhood that best predicts adult glucose homeostasis measures and examine if the combination of additional anthropometric measures further improves predictive utility. METHODS: A 20-year follow-up of children participating in the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study (n = 2345, aged 7-15 years at baseline). Baseline anthropometric measures were waist circumference (WC), WC adjusted for height, weight adjusted fo..

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