The relationship of oxidative stress, adiposity and metabolic risk factors in healthy Black and White American youth
Warolin J, Coenen KR, Kantor JL et al
African Americans are disproportionately affected by obesity and other metabolic risk factors in comparison to White Americans.
Increasing prevalence of obesity has been associated with concomitant increases in childhood hypertension, dyslipidaemia and type 2 diabetes.
Oxidative stress is associated with obesity in both adults and children.
Oxidative stress is positively associated with total body fat and truncal fat, but not with body mass index (BMI) or BMI z-score in healthy youth.
Oxidative stress is associated with diastolic blood pressure in African American but not in White American healthy youth.
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