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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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ZURITA CRUZ, Jessie N et al. Change in body mass index among girls with precocious puberty under treatment. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2016, vol.114, n.2, pp.2-3. ISSN 0325-0075.

Introduction: Changes in body mass index (BMI) among girls with idiopathic central precocious puberty (ICPP) under treatment have been controversial in other populations. Objective: To assess changes in BMI Z score and the rate of overweight and obesity in Mexican girls with ICPP during their first year of treatment. Methodology: A retrospective study was conducted among girls with ICPP under treatment with leuprolide, with a somatometry performed every six months, over a 1-year period. An analysis of variance (ANOVA) was done to establish differences in BMI Z score and a multivariate analysis was used to assess the relationship among the different factors. Results: Among 121 girls, BMI Z score increased from 0.87 to 1.32, and the rate of overweight and obesity increased from 40.5% to 70.3%, a statistically significant difference. Conclusions: Changes in BMI Z score and the rate of overweight and obesity among Mexican girls with ICPP increased significantly.

Keywords : Central precocious puberty; Body mass index; Obesity; Leuprolide.

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