TITLE

Evolving a definition of disease

AUTHOR(S)
Gluckman, Peter D.
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Dec2007, Vol. 92 Issue 12, p1053
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a perspective on the paper by Reinehr et al about the evolution of disease definition. In this context, Reinehr and colleagues use eight different definitions of metabolic syndrome to ascertain the prevalence of the cluster in a relatively homogenous population of children and adolescents from northern Europe who were selected for their attendance at an obesity clinic. They conclude that prevalence varies widely according to definition, explore the predictive value of the concept in this age group and plead for an internationally accepted uniform definition.
ACCESSION #
28024408

 

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