A series of well-established risk factors define the metabolic syndrome in adults. The situation is less clear for our younger patients, as they typically do not develop cardiovascular disease or experience cardiac events. The key for kids, it seems, is to determine their risk for disease in adulthood and help them with prevention or management. Are we improving our capacity to assess and reduce this risk? Where should we orient future research on pediatric metabolic syndrome? Host Dr. Larry Kaskel tackles these questions and more with Dr. Julia Steinberger, associate professor of pediatrics, the Dwan Endowed chair in pediatric cardiology, and director of the Pediatric Lipid Clinic at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
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