• Many seemingly healthy children show signs of metabolic syndrome

    26 days ago - By Healio

    More than one-quarter of children in a population-based Swedish cohort exhibited at least one risk factor for metabolic syndrome, including increased waist circumference, insulin resistance and higher levels of triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, according to findings published in Acta Paediatrica.
    “Even otherwise-healthy children aged 6 years with overweight have metabolic alterations and insulin resistance,” Emma Kjellberg, MD, from the department of pediatrics at the Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, told Endocrine Today. “At
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