Metabolic Syndrome in Childhood: Association With Birth Weight, Maternal Obesity, and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

  title={Metabolic Syndrome in Childhood: Association With Birth Weight, Maternal Obesity, and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus},
  author={C. Boney and A. Verma and R. Tucker and B. Vohr},
  pages={e290 - e296}
  • C. Boney, A. Verma, +1 author B. Vohr
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Objective. Childhood obesity has contributed to an increased incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome (MS) among children. Intrauterine exposure to diabetes and size at birth are risk factors for type 2 diabetes mellitus, but their association with MS in childhood has not been demonstrated. We examined the development of MS among large-for-gestational-age (LGA) and appropriate-for-gestational age (AGA) children. Study Design. The major components of MS (obesity, hypertension… CONTINUE READING
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