Risk profiles for metabolic syndrome in a nonclinical sample of adolescent girls.

@article{Ventura2006RiskPF,
  title={Risk profiles for metabolic syndrome in a nonclinical sample of adolescent girls.},
  author={Alison K Ventura and Eric Loken and Leann Lipps Birch},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={118 6},
  pages={2434-42}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this work was to describe risk profiles for metabolic syndrome during adolescence and identify the childhood antecedents for these profiles among a nonclinical sample of non-Hispanic, white girls. METHODS Participants were part of a longitudinal study (n = 154) and were assessed at 5, 7, 9, 11, and 13 years of age. At 13 years, girls were grouped based on values for the 6 metabolic syndrome factors (blood pressure, high-density lipoprotein, triglycerides, waist… CONTINUE READING

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