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Obesity and cardiometabolic syndrome in children

By October 10, 2007September 24th, 2020No Comments

LINK TO RESEARCH
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19124396/

PUBLICATION
Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease

AUTHORS
Pedro Velasquez-Mieyer 1 ,
Claudia P Neira,
Ramfis Nieto,
Patricia A Cowan

ABSTRACT
The cardiometabolic syndrome is highly prevalent among overweight youth.
The risk of developing the cardiometabolic syndrome is likely triggered or
exacerbated by concurrent obesity, unhealthy lifestyle/eating habits, and
hormonal changes (puberty). Current screening recommendations include
measurement of blood pressure, fasting insulin and glucose, and total
cholesterol. However, limiting assessments to these measures underestimates
cardiometabolic risk in overweight youth, particularly minorities. Early
identification of cardiometabolic risk in its incipient stages may justify
early and more aggressive intervention to prevent progression and
complications. This review provides rationale for additional assessments to
determine cardiometabolic risk in overweight youth and recommends treatment
options.

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