Which hormonal disorders are associated with childhood obesity?

Updated: Feb 20, 2019
  • Author: Steven M Schwarz, MD, FAAP, FACN, AGAF; Chief Editor: Jatinder Bhatia, MBBS, FAAP  more...
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Answer

Hormonal disorders associated with childhood obesity include the following:

  • Growth hormone deficiency

  • Growth hormone resistance

  • Hypothyroidism

  • Leptin deficiency or resistance to leptin action

  • Glucocorticoid excess (Cushing syndrome)

  • Precocious puberty

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

  • Prolactin-secreting tumors


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