Insulin resistance in adolescents with Down syndrome: a cross-sectional study

@article{Fonseca2005InsulinRI,
  title={Insulin resistance in adolescents with Down syndrome: a cross-sectional study},
  author={Cristina T Fonseca and Daniela M Amaral and M{\'a}rcia Gonçalves Ribeiro and Izabel CR Beserra and Mar{\'i}lia Martins Guimar{\~a}es},
  journal={BMC Endocrine Disorders},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={6 - 6}
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is higher in individuals with Down syndrome (DS) than in the general population; it may be due to the high prevalence of obesity presented by many of them. The aim of this study was to evaluate the insulin resistance (IR) using the HOMA (Homeostasis Model Assessment) method, in DS adolescents, describing it… CONTINUE READING