Instability in the diagnosis of metabolic syndrome in adolescents.

  title={Instability in the diagnosis of metabolic syndrome in adolescents.},
  author={Elizabeth Goodman and Stephen Robert Daniels and James B. Meigs and Lawrence M. Dolan},
  volume={115 17},
BACKGROUND Factor analyses suggest that the structure underlying metabolic syndrome is similar in adolescents and adults. However, adolescence is a period of intense physiological change, and therefore stability of the underlying metabolic structure and clinical categorization based on metabolic risk is uncertain. METHODS AND RESULTS We analyzed data from 1098 participants in the Princeton School District Study, a school-based study begun in 2001-2002, who were followed up for 3 years. We… CONTINUE READING


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