Educational Gap: The metabolic complications associated with obesity, suchas insulin resistance, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and the potential for arteriosclerotic heart disease, are on the rise in the pediatric population. Definition of the metabolic syndrome and determination of its significance is a changing process in which resolution has not yet been achieved, and its constellation of signs may have clinical significance beyond that of the individual risk factors. Objectives: After completing this article, readers should be able to: 1. Understand metabolic syndrome and identify implications for pediatric populations. 2. Describe the pathophysiology and biochemical markers implicated in the metabolic syndrome and identify its risk factors and clinical associations. 3. Use treatment and management strategies for children at risk for metabolic syndrome. 4. Recognize future research directions in pediatric metabolic syndrome.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health