Quantitative Genetic Analysis of the Metabolic Syndrome in Hispanic Children

  title={Quantitative Genetic Analysis of the Metabolic Syndrome in Hispanic Children},
  author={Nancy F Butte and Anthony Gean Comuzzie and S. A. Cole and Nitesh R. Mehta and Guowen Cai and Mar{\'i}a Elizabeth Tejero and Raul A Bastarrachea and Elliot O'Brian Smith},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
Childhood obesity is associated with a constellation of metabolic derangements including glucose intolerance, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, referred to as metabolic syndrome. The purpose of this study was to investigate genetic and environmental factors contributing to the metabolic syndrome in Hispanic children. Metabolic syndrome, defined as having three or more metabolic risk components, was determined in 1030 Hispanic children, ages 4–19 y, from 319 families enrolled in the VIVA LA… CONTINUE READING


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