Cardiometabolic Risks and Severity of Obesity in Children & Young Adults

Skinner et al (2015) New England Journal of Medicine

Link to abstract: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1502821

This is a cross-sectional analysis of data from a US population based study - the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey between 1999 and 2012.  They looked at the relationship between obesity and a number of cardiometabolic risk factors. 8579 children and young adults in this survey were overweight or obese. Within this group, the more obese, the higher the risks of negative cardiometabolic risk factors like high BP, negative cholesterol and lipid profiles.

*This is a general population study – not specific to childhood cancer survivors.