www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/obesity/facts.htm (August 27, 2015)
 www.who.int/dietphysicalactivity/childhood/en (who 2016)
 D. R. Matthews, J. P. Hosker, A.S. Rudenski, B. A. Naylor, D. F. Treacher, R. C. Turner, “Homeostasis model assessment: insulin resistance and beta-cell function from fasting plasma glucose and insulin concentrations in man.”, Diabetologia, vol. 28, no. 7, pp. 412–419, Jul. 1985.
 R. S. Legro, D. Finegood, A. Dunaif, “A fasting glucose to insulin ratio is a useful measure of insulin sensitivity in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.”, J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab., vol. 83, no. 8, pp. 2694-2698, Aug. 1998.
 A. Katz, S. S. Nambi, K. Mather, A. D. Baron, D. A. Follmann, G. Sullivan, M. J. Quon, “Quantitative insulin sensitivity check index: a simple, accurate method for assessing insulin sensitivity in humans.”, J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab., vol. 85, no. 7, pp. 2402-2410, Jul. 2000.
 C. Brufani, A. Grossi, D. Fintini, R. Fiori, G. Ubertini, D. Colabianchi, P. Ciampalini, A. Tozzi, F. Barbetti, M. Cappa M, “Cardiovascular fitness, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome in severely obese prepubertal Italian children.”, Horm. Res., vol.70, no.6, pp.349-356, 2008.
 B. Schwartz, D. R. Jacobs, A. Moran, J. Steinberger, C. P. Hong, A. R. Snaiko, “Measurement of insulin sensitivity in children: Comparison between the euglycemic-hyperinsulinemic clamp and surrogate measures.”, Diabetes Care, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 783-788, Apr. 2008.
 S. Shalitin, M. Phillip, “Frequency of cardiovascular risk factors in obese children and adolescents referred to a tertiary care center in Israel.”, Horm. Res., vol. 69, no. 3, pp.152-159, 2008.
 I. R. Madeira, C. N. Carvalho, F. M. Gazolla, H. J. Matos, M. A. Borges, M. A. Bordallo, “Cut-off point for Homeostatic Model Assessment for Insulin Resistance (HOMA-IR) index established from receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve in the detection of metabolic syndrome in overweight pre-pubertal children.”, Arq. Bras. Endocrinol. Metabol., vol. 52, no. 9, pp. 1466-1473, Dec. 2008.
 B. Cotton, A. Smith, I. Hansen, C. Davis, A. Doyle, A. Walsh, “Physician-directed primary care intervention to reduce risk factors for type 2 diabetes in high-risk youth.,” Am. J. Med. Sci., vol. 332, no. 3, pp. 108-111, Sep. 2006.
 M. M. Donma, O. Donma, “Obesity, Children, Youth and Media.”, in 2nd International Children and Communication Congress., Istanbul, 2006.
 M. M. Donma, O. Donma, “Infant feeding and growth : A study on Turkish infants from birth to 6 months.”, Pediatr. Int., vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 542 – 548, Oct. 1999.
 M. M. Donma, O. Donma, “Phytonutrients and children: The other side of the medallion.”, Food Res. Int., vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 681-692, 2005.
 M. M. Donma O. Donma, “Trace Elements and Obesity.”, in 5th National Conf. on Obesity and Health.Controversies in the Prevention and Management of Obesity. Managing the Balance., Birmingham, 2009.
 O. Donma, M. M. Donma, “Cadmium, lead and phytochemicals.”, Med. Hypotheses, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 699-702, 2005.
 M. M. Donma, O. Donma, “Arsenic and nickel:Unavoidable constituents of our everyday diet.”, Med. Hypotheses, vol. 66, no. 3, pp. 681, 2006.
 M. M. Donma, O. Donma, “Potential links between metals from parental smoking and childhood obesity.”, Int. J. Ped. Obesity, vol. S2, pp. 39, Sept. 2008.
 M. M. Donma, “Maternal smoking during pregnancy and childhood obesity.”, J. Green Crescent Health, Educ. Culture, vol. 80, no. 909, pp. 30-31, 2009.
 M. M. Donma, “Macrosomia, top of the iceberg: The charm of underlying factors.”, Pediatr. Int., vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 78–84, Feb. 2011.
 M. Donma, E. Karasu, B. Ozdilek , B. Turgut, B. Topcu, B. Nalbantoglu, O. Donma, “CD4(+), CD25(+), Fox P3(+) T regulatory cells in obese, asthmatic, asthmatic obese and healthy children.”, Inflammation, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 1473-1478, Aug. 2015.
 M. M. Donma, “Strategies to Prevent Obesity.”, in 5th National Conference on Obesity and Health.Controversies in the Prevention and Management of Obesity. Managing the Balance., Birmingham, 2009.
 M. M. Donma, O. Donma , “Counteracting obesity: Healthy nutrition for children and adolescents.”, in 2nd International Congress on Food and Nutrition, Istanbul, 2007.
 S. Kurtoglu, N. Hatipoglu, M. M. Mazicioglu, M. Kondolot, “Neck circumference as a novel parameter to determine metabolic risk factors in obese children.”, Eur. J. Clin. Invest., vol. 42, no. 6, pp. 623-630, Jun. 2012.
 S. Semiz, E. Ozgoren, N. Sabir, E. Semiz, “Body fat distribution in childhood obesity: Association with metabolic risk factors.”, Indian Pediatr., vol. 45, no. 16, pp. 457-462, Jun. 2008.
 M. E. Atabek, O. Pirgon, “Assessment of insulin sensitivity from measurements in fasting state and during an oral glucose tolerance test in obese children.”, J. Pediatr. Endocrinol. Metab., vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 187-195, Feb. 2007.