Biochemical parameters and anthropometry predict NAFLD in obese children

Claudio Maffeis, Claudia Banzato, Francesca Rigotti, Valerio Nobili, Silvia Valandro, Riccardo Manfredi, Anita Morandi

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The aim of the present study was to build a predictive model of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in obese children. Fifty-six obese 10-year-old children underwent blood tests for biochemical measures and magnetic resonance imaging for NAFLD diagnosis. A model combining waist-to-height ratio, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance, adiponectin, and alanine aminotransferase was accurate in predicting NAFLD (AUROC=0.94 [95% confidence interval 0.89-0.99], P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)590-593
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011


  • accuracy of biochemical parameters and anthropometry in predicting NAFLD
  • obese children

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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