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Table 1 List of studies analyzing the variation of the prevalence of obesity in childhood during ALL treatment.

From: Obesity in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in childhood

Study Num.
Patients
Definition
(BMI centile)
Obesity Prevalence (%) at Diagnosis Obesity Prevalence (%) End of therapy
Odame et al[6] 40 > 97.7th 5 43 (in girls)
26 (in boys)
Van Dongen-Melman et al[7] 113 > 90th 8 30
Reilly et al[77] 98 > 97.7th 2 9
Mayer et al[78] 39 > 97.7th 3 38 with cranial irradiation
48 without
Withycombl et al[9] 1638 > 95% 14 23
Chow et al[71] 165 Overweight > 85-94% for age
Obesity > 95% for age
Overweight 12.7%
Obesity 10.9%
Overweight 17%
Obesity 21.2%