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High-end normal adrenocorticotropic hormone and cortisol levels are associated with specific cardiovascular risk factors in pediatric obesity: a cross-sectional study

Flavia Prodam123*, Roberta Ricotti1, Valentina Agarla1, Silvia Parlamento1, Giulia Genoni1, Caterina Balossini1, Gillian Elisabeth Walker1, Gianluca Aimaretti2, Gianni Bona13 and Simonetta Bellone123

Author Affiliations

1 SCDU of Pediatrics, Department of Health Sciences, Università del Piemonte Orientale 'A. Avogadro', Via Solaroli 17, Novara, 28100, Italy

2 Endocrinology, Department of Translational Medicine, Università del Piemonte Orientale 'A. Avogadro', Via Solaroli 17, Novara, 28100, Italy

3 Interdisciplinary Center for Obesity Study (ICOS), Università del Piemonte Orientale 'A. Avogadro', Via Solaroli 17, Novara, 28100, Italy

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BMC Medicine 2013, 11:44  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-44

Published: 20 February 2013

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STROBE checklist.Checklist of items that should be included in reports of observational studies. STROBE = 'STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology'.

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Table S1.Differences in cardiovascular risk factors and metabolic characteristics according to ACTH (pmol/l) and cortisol (nmol/l) tertiles.

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