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Low-grade inflammation and the metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current Opinion in Lipidology
0957-9672
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
19
Issue
1
Pages
11–15
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/MOL.0b013e3282f4096b
PMID: 18196981
Source
Medline

Abstract

The results presented in this review highlight the underlying inflammatory mechanisms of the early stages of metabolic disorders related to obesity. The preclinical phases of diabetes and cardiovascular disease last many decades, and this feature of the diseases provides an opportunity for the early identification of target groups and the use of appropriate prevention strategies while the pathological processes are still completely reversible.

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