Sex hormones and metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents.

  title={Sex hormones and metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents.},
  author={Mehmet Agirbasli and Nihat Bugra Agaoglu and Nilay Orak and Hatice Caglioz and Tuba Ocek and Nertila Poçi and Ada Salaj and Saidi Maya},
  journal={Metabolism: clinical and experimental},
  volume={58 9},
Cardiovascular risk starts early in life, yet the patterns of changes in metabolic syndrome (MS) during puberty and normal development have not been completely defined. Sex hormones are shown to play a pivotal role in the modulation of insulin resistance and MS. Our aim is to clarify the relation between sex hormones and MS in normal children and adolescents. This is a cross-sectional study of 365 (8-12 and 14-18 years old) school students. We analyzed the associations of sex hormones… CONTINUE READING


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