Metabolic abnormalities, insulin resistance, and metabolic syndrome in children with primary hypertension.

  title={Metabolic abnormalities, insulin resistance, and metabolic syndrome in children with primary hypertension.},
  author={Mieczysław Litwin and Joanna Śladowska and Jolanta Antoniewicz and Anna Niemirska and Aldona Wierzbicka and Jadwiga Daszkowska and Zbigniew T. Wawer and Roman M. Janas and Ryszard Grenda},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  volume={20 8},
BACKGROUND We sought to describe the prevalence of metabolic abnormalities and of metabolic syndrome (MS) and its relationship to target-organ damage in children with primary hypertension (PH). METHODS Patients included 113 children with untreated PH at a mean age of 14.6 years (range, 5 to 18 years). The control group consisted of 134 healthy children at a mean age of 13.5 years (range, 5 to 20 years). We performed a cross-sectional assessment of anthropometric and biochemical cardiovascular… CONTINUE READING


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