Korean J Pediatr.  2009 Jul;52(7):737-744. 10.3345/kjp.2009.52.7.737.

Metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Ewha Womans University Hospital, Seoul, Korea. hongym@chollian.net

Abstract

Metabolic syndrome (MS) in children and adolescents has become a global public health problem. MS among Korean children and adolescents has been increasing significantly over the past decade. This paper aims to provide the currently available information on the MS in children and adolescents. This review focuses on the definition, diagnostic criteria, epidemiology and pathophysiology which may be helpful for the pediatrician in early identification and management of the MS in children and adolescents.

Keyword

Metabolic syndrome; Children; Adolescents; Waist circumference

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Child
Humans
Public Health
Waist Circumference
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