Screening for cardiometabolic risk factors at schools

One of the main reasons for my interest in the report by Siegel et  al1 is that we have been screening a large number of children for cardiometabolic risk at schools.2-6 Some of the results obtained in schools from Buenos Aires, Argentina included the association between cardiometabolic risk and both waist circumference and body mass index, as well as the associat ion between increased milk consumption and the improvement in insulin sensitivity.2,3 In addition, we found that maternal waist circumference was the best predictor for their child's cardiometabolic risk.
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