Cancer treatments are associated with short and long-effects. Epidemiological reports have revealed clinical features of metabolic syndrome (MS), obesity or overweight in young cancer survivors. The aim of the study was to examine the prevalence of unhealthy weight status and risk factors associated with MS related to chemotherapy. We study 52 pediatric cancer patients and analyze cholesterol, triglycerides, glycosylated hemoglobin, body mass index, waist circumference (WC), FINDRISC test. All the parameters were analyzed according to the percentile corresponding to sex and age of each child. The data show an important modification in weight, body mass index, and WC as in triglycerides, and cholesterol that could be associated with the development of MS. The variance analysis showed that the WC, triglycerides, and cholesterol are statistically correlated in our population. A follow-up for MS in children cancer survivor should be considered necessary.
*Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Anáhuac Puebla
†Autonomuous Popular University of the State of Puebla
§Technologies for Health Laboratoy, FCC, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla
∥Autonomous Benemerit University of Puebla, Puebla city
‡Chirstus Muguerza Hospital, North Campus, México city, México
The authors declare no conflict of interest.
Reprints: Elena Soto-Vega, MD, PhD, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Anáhuac Puebla S.C., Calle Orión Norte S/N. La vista Country Club, San Andrés Cholula, Puebla C.P 72810, Mexico (e-mail: email@example.com).
Received October 13, 2018
Accepted December 3, 2018