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Curr Opin Pediatr. 2007 Apr;19(2):183-91.

Update on the metabolic syndrome in children.

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Department of Pediatrics, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA. jeff.saland@mssm.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:

Provides an update on the metabolic syndrome in childhood.

RECENT FINDINGS:

The metabolic syndrome is increasingly recognized among children. It is nearly exclusively encountered in overweight and obese individuals and is associated with atherosclerosis. Development and clustering of cardiovascular risk factors is influenced by many characteristics including heritable traits, prenatal and infantile influences, diet, physical activity, and socioeconomic status.

SUMMARY:

Epidemiological data have become mature in this area. Efforts to design and implement systems to prevent and treat the metabolic syndrome are required.

PMID:
17496763
DOI:
10.1097/MOP.0b013e3280208519
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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