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Diabetes Care. 2012 Feb;35(2):293-5. doi: 10.2337/dc11-1283. Epub 2011 Dec 30.

Strong parent-offspring association of metabolic syndrome in Korean families.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, CHA University, Sungnam, Korea.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate the associations of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components between adolescents and their parents in Korea.

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS:

We analyzed data for 4,657 subjects (1,404 fathers, 1,404 mothers, 957 sons, and 892 daughters) from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys conducted between 1998 and 2008.

RESULTS:

Compared with adolescents whose parents did not have MetS, the odds ratio (95% CI) for MetS in adolescents with MetS in one parent was 4.2 (2.1-8.5) and 8.7 (3.4-22.3) in those with MetS in both parents. Among obese adolescents, the prevalence of MetS was 18.2% without parental MetS, whereas 29.2% of obese adolescents with MetS in one parent and 53.9% with MetS in both parents also had MetS (P = 0.01 for trend).

CONCLUSIONS:

The risk of MetS increased significantly in adolescents with parental MetS and was especially high in those with coexisting obesity and parental MetS.

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PMC3263909
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