Metabolic Syndrome Topic Guide
Metabolic Syndrome: Metabolic syndrome refers to combination of metabolic disorders and cardiovascular disease that occur together, including insulin resistance, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels, and increased risk of blood clots. Causes include obesity, genetic factors, and smoking. Symptoms depend on factors present, but usually include large waistline. Treatment includes lifestyle modification and medication.
High Cholesterol and Children High cholesterol is a risk factor for coronary heart disease in adults, but some children may be at risk for premature coronary heart disease if they have high cholesterol levels. Lowering high cholesterol levels in children can be accomplished with diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes.
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