TITLE

Childhood Metabolic Syndrome

AUTHOR(S)
WEISS, RAM
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
Diabetes Care;May2011 Supplement 2, Vol. 34, pS171
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on childhood metabolic syndrome. Also called syndrome X, this condition describes a cluster of cardiovascular risk factors which predict the development of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Several components in the definition of metabolic syndrome in children include obesity element, dyslipidemia elements, elevated blood pressure, and an element representing glucose metabolism. A stronger predictor of metabolic syndrome in adulthood is the presence of childhood obesity.
ACCESSION #
61968007

 

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