No significant gender difference was found in TSFT, standing long jump, 10mSRT, 20mSRT, or balance beam test (all p > .05).
In our study, MVPA was associated with TSFT, especially in boys.
Another limitation is that we only used the TSFT variable instead of the body fat percentage, and there was small percent of obese children in our study.
On comparing anthropometric and laboratory data among cases with high versus normal serum ghrelin, BMI, and its SDS, TSFT, and SSFT percentiles, hemoglobin and serum albumin were significantly lower while liver enzymes, total bilirubin, and PT were significantly higher among cases with high serum ghrelin levels (Table 3).
In addition, serum ghrelin correlated negatively with BMISDS (r = -0.95, P < 0.001), TSFT (r = -0.88, P < 0.001), and SSFT (r = 0.83, P < 0.001) percentiles and hemoglobin (r = -0.68, P = 0.038) and serum albumin (r = -0.91, P < 0.001) and positively with ALT (r = 0.88, P = 0.001), AST (r = 0.85, P = 0.01), total bilirubin, and PT (r = 0.76, P = 0.01).