On the use of a continuous metabolic syndrome score in pediatric research

  title={On the use of a continuous metabolic syndrome score in pediatric research},
  author={Joey C. Eisenmann},
  journal={Cardiovascular Diabetology},
  pages={17 - 17}
BACKGROUND The constellation of elevated levels of abdominal adiposity, blood pressure, glucose, and triglycerides and lowered high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol has been termed the metabolic syndrome. Given the current pediatric obesity epidemic, it is perhaps not surprising that recent reports suggest the emergence of the metabolic syndrome during childhood and adolescence. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the derivation and utility of the continuous metabolic syndrome… CONTINUE READING
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