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Multidisciplinary care of obese children and adolescents for one year reduces ectopic fat content in liver and skeletal muscle

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pediatrics, December 2015
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Title
Multidisciplinary care of obese children and adolescents for one year reduces ectopic fat content in liver and skeletal muscle
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BMC Pediatrics, December 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12887-015-0513-6
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Cilius Esmann Fonvig, Elizaveta Chabanova, Johanne Dam Ohrt, Louise Aas Nielsen, Oluf Pedersen, Torben Hansen, Henrik S. Thomsen, Jens-Christian Holm

Abstract

Ectopic fat deposition in liver and skeletal muscle tissue is related to cardiovascular disease risk and is a common metabolic complication in obese children. We evaluated the hypotheses of ectopic fat in these organs could be diminished following 1 year of multidisciplinary care specialized in childhood obesity, and whether this reduction would associate with changes in other markers of metabolic function. This observational longitudinal study evaluated 40 overweight children and adolescents enrolled in a multidisciplinary treatment protocol at the Children's Obesity Clinic, Holbæk, Denmark. The participants were assessed by anthropometry, fasting blood samples (HbA1c, glucose, insulin, lipids, and biochemical variables of liver function), and liver and muscle fat content assessed by magnetic resonance spectroscopy at enrollment and following an average of 12.2 months of care. Univariate linear regression models adjusted for age, sex, treatment duration, baseline degree of obesity, and pubertal developmental stage were used for investigating possible associations. The standard deviation score (SDS) of baseline median body mass index (BMI) was 2.80 (range: 1.49-3.85) and the median age was 14 years (10-17). At the end of the observational period, the 40 children and adolescents (21 girls) significantly decreased their BMI SDS, liver fat, muscle fat, and visceral adipose tissue volume. The prevalence of hepatic steatosis changed from 28 to 20 % (p = 0.26) and the prevalence of muscular steatosis decreased from 75 to 45 % (p = 0.007). Changes in liver and muscle fat were independent of changes in BMI SDS, baseline degree of obesity, duration of treatment, age, sex, and pubertal developmental stage. A 1-year multidisciplinary intervention program in the setting of a childhood obesity outpatient clinic confers a biologically important reduction in liver and muscle fat; metabolic improvements that are independent of the magnitude of concurrent weight loss. ClinicalTrials.gov registration number: NCT00928473 , the Danish Childhood Obesity Biobank. Registered June 25, 2009.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 82 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 13 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 15%
Student > Master 12 15%
Researcher 7 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 6%
Other 17 21%
Unknown 16 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 28 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 12%
Sports and Recreations 7 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 4%
Engineering 2 2%
Other 15 18%
Unknown 17 21%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 February 2016.
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