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Red cell sodium-potassium adenosine triphosphatase sites and intracellular sodium increased in obese school children

Flodmark, Carl-Erik LU ; Henningsen, N.C. and Sveger, T. (1992) In Mineral and Electrolyte Metabolism 18(1). p.6-8
Abstract
Principally to ascertain whether mineral metabolism is involved in weight regulation, the 40 most obese of 1,774 children, aged 10-11 years, screened for obesity were compared with 46 age-matched controls. The obese children had more 3H-Ouabain erythrocyte binding sites (p = 0.04), higher intracellular sodium (p = 0.04), and lower plasma sodium (p = 0.002). After exclusion of the non-Scandinavians, the p values were p = 0.02, p = 0.03, and p = 0.03, respectively. Analysis of variance also showed the differences to be more dependent on obesity than on gender or nationality. It is concluded that obese children have more 3H-Ouabain erythrocyte binding sites indicating an increase of the sodium-potassium adenosine triphosphatase activity. The... (More)
Principally to ascertain whether mineral metabolism is involved in weight regulation, the 40 most obese of 1,774 children, aged 10-11 years, screened for obesity were compared with 46 age-matched controls. The obese children had more 3H-Ouabain erythrocyte binding sites (p = 0.04), higher intracellular sodium (p = 0.04), and lower plasma sodium (p = 0.002). After exclusion of the non-Scandinavians, the p values were p = 0.02, p = 0.03, and p = 0.03, respectively. Analysis of variance also showed the differences to be more dependent on obesity than on gender or nationality. It is concluded that obese children have more 3H-Ouabain erythrocyte binding sites indicating an increase of the sodium-potassium adenosine triphosphatase activity. The increase of intracellular sodium may increase the risk of future hypertension. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Principally to ascertain whether mineral metabolism is involved in weight regulation, the 40 most obese of 1,774 children, aged 10-11 years, screened for obesity were compared with 46 age-matched controls. The obese children had more 3H-Ouabain erythrocyte binding sites (p = 0.04), higher intracellular sodium (p = 0.04), and lower plasma sodium (p = 0.002). After exclusion of the non-Scandinavians, the p values were p = 0.02, p = 0.03, and p = 0.03, respectively. Analysis of variance also showed the differences to be more dependent on obesity than on gender or nationality. It is concluded that obese children have more 3H-Ouabain erythrocyte binding sites indicating an increase of the sodium-potassium adenosine triphosphatase activity. The increase of intracellular sodium may increase the risk of future hypertension.},
  author       = {Flodmark, Carl-Erik and Henningsen, N.C. and Sveger, T.},
  issn         = {1423-016X},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {6--8},
  publisher    = {Karger},
  series       = {Mineral and Electrolyte Metabolism},
  title        = {Red cell sodium-potassium adenosine triphosphatase sites and intracellular sodium increased in obese school children},
  volume       = {18},
  year         = {1992},
}