Table 2—

Percentage of obese children and adolescents with values of lipids and inflammatory markers above (or below for HDL cholesterol) the age-adjusted normal ranges

BoysGirlsWhole group
Triglycerides142117.5
HDL cholesterol122217
LDL cholesterol211618.5
CRP121111.5
Fibrinogen35*4439.5
Uric acid284436
  • Data are %. Normal ranges for lipids and uric acid are derived from The Clinical Guide to Laboratory Test. Tietz NW, Ed. W.B. Saunders, 1990.

  • *

    * P < 0.05,

  • P < 0.0001 vs. girls.