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Fasting plasma glucose is inadequate screening test for prediabetes in obese youth

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a488 (Published 30 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a488
  1. Barbara Kermode-Scott
  1. 1Hamilton, ON

    A fasting plasma glucose is recommended by the American and Canadian Diabetes Associations (ADA and CDA) for screening obese young people for prediabetes, but a recent Canadian study says it is inadequate.

    In this two year prospective longitudinal study, the researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, will examine the health consequences of obesity in young people and will determine the prevalence of glucose intolerance and metabolic syndrome based on recommended International Diabetes Federation criteria at baseline in obese children and adolescents. The researchers will also study any changes in glycaemic status while the children are enrolled in a weight management programme.

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