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Nutritional Status Associated with Metabolic Syndrome in Middle-School Children in the City of Montes Claros - Mg, Brazil


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The aim of this study was to investigate the association between nutritional status and prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) in middle-school students in the city of Montes Claros - MG. The sample consisted of 382 students, aged 10-16 years. Nutritional status was evaluated using the Body Mass Index (BMI). Metabolic syndrome (MS) was defined as the presence of two or more criteria in accordance with definition of the International Diabetes Federation. The overall prevalence of MS was 7.9%. 9.7% of students with MS were overweight and 72.4% were obese. Therefore, it can be inferred that carrying excess weight considerably increases the chances for a child to develop MS, and concomitantly increases the child’s risk for developing cardiovascular disease.









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  • Integrated Colleges of Northern Minas Gerais – Funorte, Brazil
  • University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal
  • Integrated Colleges of Northern Minas Gerais – Funorte, Brazil - Rua Geovane Soares Cruz 93, Lourdes – cep: 39401482 – Montes Claros, MG, Brazil. Phone number: +55 38 91638230;
  • Integrated Colleges of Northern Minas Gerais – Funorte, Brazil
  • University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal
  • Integrated Colleges of Northern Minas Gerais – Funorte, Brazil.
  • Integrated Colleges of Northern Minas Gerais – Funorte, Brazil
  • University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal
  • Integrated Colleges of Northern Minas Gerais – Funorte, Brazil
  • University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal
  • University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal
  • University President Antônio Carlos - UNIPAC, Uberlândia, MG, Brazil
  • Fire Department of the State of Minas Gerais, 5th Battalion Fire Department, Uberlândia, MG, Brazil.
  • University Center Triangle - UNITRI, Uberlândia, MG, Brazil.
  • University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal
  • University President Antônio Carlos - UNIPAC, Uberlândia, MG, Brazil.


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