High prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in children and adolescents with Williams-Beuren syndrome

@inproceedings{Takeuchi2015HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in children and adolescents with Williams-Beuren syndrome},
  author={Daiji Takeuchi and Michiko Furutani and Yuriko Harada and Yoshiyuki Furutani and Kei Inai and Toshio Nakanishi and Rumiko Matsuoka},
  booktitle={BMC Pediatrics},
  year={2015}
}
BackgroundA high incidence of cardiovascular (CV) risk factors has been reported in adults with Williams-Beuren syndrome (WS). However, the prevalence of these factors in children and adolescents with WS is unknown. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of CV risk factors in these patients.MethodsThirty-two WS patients aged <18 years were enrolled in the study. Oxidized low-density lipoprotein levels (n = 32), oral glucose tolerance test results (n = 20), plasma… CONTINUE READING
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