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Adiposity in Children and Adolescents: Correlates and Clinical Consequences of Fat Stored in Specific Body Depots

12/5/2011 - 12/6/2011

Peter T. Katzmarzyk, Ph.D.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA
Wei Shen, M.D.
New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center, St. Luke's – Roosevelt Hospital Center

Program Description:

Symposium Schedule (pdf)

Pediatr Obes. 2012 Oct;7(5):e42-61. doi: 10.1111/j.2047-6310.2012.00073.x. Epub 2012 Aug 21.
Adiposity in children and adolescents: correlates and clinical consequences of fat stored in specific body depots.
Katzmarzyk PT1, Shen W, Baxter-Jones A, Bell JD, Butte NF, Demerath EW, Gilsanz V, Goran MI, Hirschler V, Hu HH, Maffeis C, Malina RM, Müller MJ, Pietrobelli A, Wells JC.


  1. To integrate the latest published and unpublished findings on the laboratory and
    clinical assessment of depot-specific adiposity in children and adolescents.
  2. To understand the roles that sex and ethnicity play in explaining variation in depotspecific
    adiposity and related health outcomes across the pediatric age range.
  3. To identify opportunities for incorporating new markers of abdominal obesity into
    clinical practice guidelines for obesity in children and adolescents.

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