[Left ventricular mass, forced baseline spirometry and adipocytokine profiles in obese children with and without metabolic syndrome].

Abstract

INTRODUCTION Recent reports have shown an increase in changes in cardiac and pulmonary function among obese patients. Furthermore, it has also been demonstrated that obesity is a state of chronic inflammation. We hypothesized that obese children with metabolic syndrome exhibit a higher percentage of left ventricular hypertrophy and altered spirometry values… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.anpedi.2012.05.010

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