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


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… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/sj.ijo.0803151


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