Enhanced Endothelial Activation in Obese Children and Adolescents

Shankar, Ravi R.; Shankar, Sudha S.; Steinberg, Helmut O.
June 2007
Diabetes;Jun2007 Supplement 1, Vol. 56, pA474
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study concerning the condition of the biological markers of endothelial and macrophage activation among obese high-risk children and adolescents. Results of the study showed that the group with metabolic syndrome had the largest body mass index (BMI) and waist to height ratios. It adds that the markers were elevated in the metabolic syndrome group as compared to the group of subjects with endothelial dysfunction as well as the group of lean males.


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