[Involvement of hypothalamopituitary adrenal axis in abdominal obesity].

P. Barat, M. Duclos, M.-P. Moisan, P. Mormède
Archives de Pédiatrie. 2008-02-01; 15(2): 170-178
DOI: 10.1016/j.arcped.2007.10.022

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1. Arch Pediatr. 2008 Feb;15(2):170-8. doi: 10.1016/j.arcped.2007.10.022. Epub 2008
Jan 16.

[Involvement of hypothalamopituitary adrenal axis in abdominal obesity].

[Article in French]

Barat P(1), Duclos M, Moisan MP, Mormède P.

Author information:
(1)Endocrinologie et diabétologie de l’enfant et de l’adolescent, hôpital des
enfants, CHU de Bordeaux, place Amélie-Raba-Léon, Bordeaux cedex, France.

Obesity is increasing worldwide. Abdominal obesity, which is due to the
development of visceral adipose tissue, leads to metabolic disorders. Because
abdominal obesity is associated with Cushing syndrome, many studies have been
performed to find out how the hypothalamopituitary adrenal axis is involved in
this disorder. Here, we propose to review these data before giving our experience
on changes in hypothalamopituitary adrenal axis activity regarding fat mass
distribution in prepubertal children.

DOI: 10.1016/j.arcped.2007.10.022
PMID: 18201880 [Indexed for MEDLINE]

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