Revista Cubana de Pediatría
On-line version ISSN 1561-3119
PINEIRO LAMAS, Regino et al. Microalbuminuria present in obese adolescents. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 2009, vol.81, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3119.
INTRODUCTION: The high prevalence of obesity in adolescents increases the renal damage at this age. The aim of present paper was to know the presence of microalbuminuria in obese adolescents and its relation with some clinical and biochemical variants that may be risk factors of renal damage. METHODS: We studied 57 obese adolescents of both sexes aged between 10 and 15. We made two microalbuminuria studies, as well as glycemia, insulin, total cholesterol, and fast triglycerides. RESULTS: Microalbuminuria was positive in more than half of study obese adolescents explaining presence of a glomerular damage. There was a representativeness of positive microalbuminuria in ages from 13 to 15 years alike the sex. Course time and obesity severity have not influence on microalbuminuria. In spite of that 11 of 18 patients presenting arterial hypertension had also microalbuminuria (61, 1%), there was not a significant relation with microalbuminuria. Dyslipemia and insulin-resistance influenced significantly in microalbuminuria. CONCLUSIONS: Presence of microalbuminuria was observed in more than half of patients presenting metabolic syndrome, suggesting that it is an important component in such syndrome. It is necessary to study of microalbuminuria in all obese adolescents.
Keywords : Obesity in adolescents; microalbuminuria.