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Vol. 14 - Num. 53

Clinical Reviews

Obese adolescents: do they have metabolic syndrome?

Luis Escosa Garcíaa, Pilar Traver Cabrerab, L Escosa Royoc, N García Sánchezd

aServicio de Urgencias. Hospital Universitario La Paz. Madrid. España.
bPediatra. CS Utebo. Zaragoza. España.
cCardiólogo. Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet. Zaragoza. España.
dPediatra. CS Delicias Sur. Zaragoza. España.

Correspondence: L Escosa. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Escosa García L, Traver Cabrera P, Escosa Royo L, García Sánchez N. Obese adolescents: do they have metabolic syndrome? Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2012;14:35-9.

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Obesity is a growing condition in children and adolescents, especially in industrialized countries. It has a high probability of persisting in adulthood and of becoming a comorbid condition, most frequently with a higher cardiovascular risk and other metabolic complications, such as metabolic syndrome.


Cardiovascular disease Metabolic syndrome Obesity



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