Surrogate markers of insulin resistance in pre-pubertal children: findings of the European multicenter study IDEFICS

Jenny Peplies, Claudia Boernhorst, Arno Fraterman, Paola Russo, Toomas Veidebaum, Michael Tornaritis, Stefaan De Henauw, Staffan Marild, Dénes Molnar, Luis A Moreno & Wolfgang Ahrens
Objectives: Insulin resistance (IR) is frequently observed in childhood obesity. It represents a link between obesity and type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease and can track into adult life. Several markers, e.g. fasting insulin, glucose/insulin ratio, HOMA, HbA1c and CRP, have been suggested[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]