Metabolic syndrome in obese Caucasian children: prevalence using WHO-derived criteria and association with nontraditional cardiovascular risk factors

@article{Invitti2006MetabolicSI,
  title={Metabolic syndrome in obese Caucasian children: prevalence using WHO-derived criteria and association with nontraditional cardiovascular risk factors},
  author={Cecilia Invitti and Claudio Maffeis and Luisa Gilardini and Barbara Pontiggia and Giuliana Mazzilli and Andrea Girola and Alessandro Sartorio and Fausto Morabito and G C Viberti},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2006},
  volume={30},
  pages={627-633}
}
Objective:Studies on the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) in European obese children using child-based criteria are scanty. Moreover, it is unknown if nontraditional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors are associated with the MS at this early age in these subjects.Design and subjects:We studied the prevalence of the MS in 588 Caucasian obese children and adolescents by devising a World Health Organization derived definition and child-specific criteria, whose deviation from normalcy… CONTINUE READING
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