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Table 2 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Evaluation of differential effects of metformin treatment in obese children according to pubertal stage and genetic variations: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
BMI greater than the 95th percentile based on the standards set by Cole et al. [26] Does not meet the established age
Age 7–14 years Any previous underlying disease
No underlying disease or a history of pathology Use of medication with metabolic side effects, such as diuretics, β-blockers, β-adrenergics, or corticoids
No medical treatment regarding weight control in the previous 12 months Cases of monogenic obesity
No participation in a previous trial Children subjected to long periods of rest
  Did not sign the informed consent
  1. BMI Body Mass Index