Low-grade inflammation and the metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents.

@article{Wrnberg2008LowgradeIA,
  title={Low-grade inflammation and the metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents.},
  author={Julia W{\"a}rnberg and A Ascensi{\'o}n Marcos},
  journal={Current opinion in lipidology},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={11-5}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The prevalence of overweight and the metabolic syndrome is increasing in young people. This review aims to summarize current research in children and adolescents on inflammatory markers related to components of the metabolic syndrome. RECENT FINDINGS Obesity is characterized by a state of low-grade inflammation at all ages. Body fat has been shown to correlate with the various components of the metabolic syndrome. There is evidence to show that chronic subclinical… CONTINUE READING