Background: In adults, low circulating interleukin 10 (IL10) has been associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes. However, studies investigating IL10 in overweight and obese children have yielded conflicting results. The aim of this study was to investigate factors associated with serum IL10 concentration in young Chinese adolescents.Methods: Young adolescents (n=325) ages 13.33±1.10 years were recruited into the cross-sectional study from 2010 to 2011. Parameters of obesity, individual components of MetS, iron status and serum IL10 were evaluated.Results: Compared with their normal weight counterparts, overweight adolescents had lower serum IL10 but higher TNFα, nitric oxide (NO) and IL1β concentrations (all p

Original languageEnglish
Article number123
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalBMC Pediatrics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 14 2013


  • IL10
  • IL1β
  • Overweight and obese adolescents
  • Taiwan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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