volume 84, issue 6, P516-521 2008
DOI: 10.1590/s0021-75572008000700008
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Abstract: AbstractObjective: To analyze the influence of obesity status on immune cell count and concentration of the hormones cortisol and leptin, in order to establish a relationship among the variables analyzed. Methods:We recruited 27 obese [body mass index (BMI) ≥ 95th percentile] and 21 non-obese (BMI ≤ 75th percentile) adolescent boys and girls, aged 15-19 years at the post-pubertal stage. BMI was calculated as body weight divided by height squared, and body composition was estimated by plethysmography in the Bo…

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