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Pediatric metabolic syndrome: Long-term risks for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease


Magnussen, CG and Fraser, B and Raitakari, OT, Pediatric metabolic syndrome: Long-term risks for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, Pediatric Obesity, Humana Press, MS Freemark (ed), New York, NY, USA, pp. 511-526. ISBN 978-3-319-68191-7 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-68192-4_29


Over the past three decades, research into the metabolic syndrome, a clustering of cardio-metabolic risk factors, has increasingly gained pace as researchers and clinicians try and determine its clinical value among adults. The interest in metabolic syndrome has filtered through to the pediatric setting and, with it, has brought many of the same difficulties that have been described for adults. A number of papers from long-term observational studies have shown that children with metabolic syndrome or a higher metabolic syndrome load are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and indicators for cardiovascular disease in adulthood. In this chapter, we overview these data and delve deeper into the potential clinical utility of assigning risk in childhood based on the metabolic syndrome. Finally, we outline areas for possible future enquiry.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:pediatric, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cohort, epidemiology, atherosclerosis, obesity, child, adult
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Preventive medicine
UTAS Author:Magnussen, CG (Associate Professor Costan Magnussen)
UTAS Author:Fraser, B (Dr Brooklyn Fraser)
ID Code:128979
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2018-10-30
Last Modified:2020-07-22

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