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Body Adiposity Changes After Lifestyle Interventions in Children/Adolescents and the NYD-SP18 and TMEM18 Variants

Lukas Zlatohlavek, Vit Maratka, Eva Tumova, Richard Ceska, Vera Lanska, Michal Vrablik, Jaroslav A. Hubacek

(3rd Department of Medicine, 1st Faculty of Medicine of Charles University and General University Hospital in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic)

Med Sci Monit 2018; 24:7493-7498

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.907180


BACKGROUND: This study was carried out to determine the relationship between the common TMEM-18 (rs4854344, G>T) and NYD-SP18 (rs6971091, G>A) gene variants and weight loss after lifestyle interventions (increased physical activity in conjunction with optimal dietary intake) in overweight/obese children/adolescents.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: We genotyped 684 unrelated, white, non-diabetic children (age 12.7±2.1 years, average BMI at baseline 30.66±4.80 kg/m²). Anthropometric and biochemical examinations were performed before and after 4 weeks of an intensive lifestyle intervention.
RESULTS: The mean weight loss achieved was 5.20±2.02 kg (P<0.001). NYDSP-18 AA homozygotes had significantly higher abdominal skinfold value before and after the intervention (both, P=0.001). No significant associations between BMI decrease and the NYD-SP18 and TMEM18 variants were found. Associations between all anthropometrical and biochemical changes and genes remained non-significant after data were adjusted for sex, age, and baseline values.
CONCLUSIONS: Decreased body weight in overweight/obese children is not significantly influenced by the NYD-SP18 rs6971091 or TMEM18 rs4854344 polymorphisms.

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