Prevalence of Carbohydrate Intolerance in Lean and Obese Children

What is the purpose of this trial?

The prevalence of obesity in children is reaching epidemic proportions. Excess adiposity is more than just a cosmetic problem, having substantial metabolic consequences. Insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, impaired glucose tolerance, and frank diabetes are often seen in obese children. In this study the prevalence of impaired glucose (carbohydrate) tolerance in lean children with a family history of diabetes and obese children with acanthosis nigricans with or without a family history of diabetes mellitus will be studied.

Participation Guidelines

Ages: 8 - 18 years

Gender: Both

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Start Date: 09/24/1999

End Date: 09/23/2019

Last Updated: 02/22/2018

Study HIC#: 9909011190

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Brittany Galuppo
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Sonia Caprio

Principal Investigator