Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, and Cardiovascular Disease

  title={Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, and Cardiovascular Disease},
  author={Yacine Aggoun},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
Early childhood overweight and obesity have alarmingly increased over the years. Adulthood obesity is a well demonstrated significant independent predictor of cardiovascular risk (CVR) and/or mortality, which predisposes to the major components of metabolic syndrome (MS). Evidence of MS in obese children has been also reported associated with biochemical and inflammatory factors that affect vascular physiologic function. Assessment of vascular function can be measured noninvasively in children… CONTINUE READING
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