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Metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents

Korean Journal of Pediatrics 2009;52(7):737-744.
Published online July 15, 2009.
Metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents
Young Mi Hong
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Ewha Womans University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
소아 및 청소년의 대사증후군
홍영미
이화대학교 의학전문대학원 소아과학교실
Correspondence: 
Young Mi Hong, Email: 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.
Key Words: Metabolic syndrome, Children, Adolescents, Waist circumference


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