Fasting triglyceride levels improve dysglycemia screening

01/29/2012 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

A cross-sectional study of 259 children ages 5 to 17 showed that adding fasting triglyceride levels to current American Diabetes Association dysglycemia screening models improved diagnostic accuracy among overweight or obese children. ADA's screening criteria had low sensitivity and moderate specificity in detecting isolated impaired glucose tolerance, researchers wrote in the journal Diabetes Care.

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