Pediatric Metabolic Syndrome

Comprehensive Clinical Review and Related Health Issues

  • Steven E. Lipshultz
  • Sarah E. Messiah
  • Tracie L. Miller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Arthur S. Agatston, Arthur S. Agatston, Arthur S. Agatston, Shari Barkin, Gerald S. Berenson, Gerald S. Berenson et al.
    Pages 1-36
  3. Sarah E. Messiah, Kristopher L. Arheart, James D. Wilkinson
    Pages 37-55
  4. Barbara Luke, Mary L. Hediger
    Pages 57-81
  5. Nicola Santoro, Cosimo Giannini, Sonia Caprio
    Pages 83-91
  6. Muhammad Yasir Qureshi, Sarah E. Messiah, Tracie L. Miller, Steven E. Lipshultz
    Pages 93-116
  7. Carolyn L. Abitbol, Wacharee Seeherunvong
    Pages 117-136
  8. Aymin Delgado-Borrego
    Pages 137-157
  9. Muhammad Yasir Qureshi, James D. Wilkinson, Steven E. Lipshultz
    Pages 199-215
  10. Stefanie R. Brown, Steven E. Lipshultz
    Pages 217-228
  11. Anna Maria Patino-Fernandez, Amber Daigre, Alan M. Delamater
    Pages 229-240
  12. Evadnie Rampersaud, Maria A. Ciliberti
    Pages 241-266
  13. Gabriel Somarriba
    Pages 267-281
  14. Runa Diwadkar Watkins, Daniela Neri, Tracie L. Miller
    Pages 283-309
  15. Adriana Carrillo-Iregui, Carley Gomez-Meade
    Pages 311-332
  16. Noor Kassira, Valerie Ann Marks, Nestor de la Cruz-Muñoz
    Pages 333-350
  17. Danielle Hollar, T. Lucas Hollar, Michelle A. Lombardo
    Pages 351-368
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 369-378

About this book


In just under three decades, the world has witnessed an enormous rise in obesity with a parallel growth  in cardiometabolic disease risk factors characterized by insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and hypertension, together known as the metabolic syndrome - conditions previously unheard of in children and adolescents. During this time, we have little knowledge of the global and cumulative detrimental health effects of childhood obesity. As obese children age, not only will their health be negatively affected, but infertility and pregnancy complications associated with the metabolic syndrome will affect generations to come.  The work force will undoubtedly be affected because of increased sick days and decreased work productivity.


Identifying children and adolescents at the earliest stages of chronic disease onset should be the goal of clinical practice, yet there is no clear guidance for defining the risk of metabolic syndrome or appropriate risk-factor thresholds in these groups.  If children are identified early in the disease process, lifestyle and clinical interventions can be instituted when they are potentially more effective.


Pediatric Metabolic Syndrome: Comprehensive Clinical Review and Related Health Issues approaches the pediatric metabolic syndrome by elucidating its effects on specific organ systems and by considering the problem through understanding the social, psychological and economic consequences of it.  The Editors have recruited an invited group of esteemed experts in the field to provide the most timely and informative approaches on how to deal with this health crisis.  Through educating our practitioners, our future researchers, our health and community organizations, our legislators and our families and children, we have the best chance at improving the health trajectory of the next generation.


Childhood obesity Metabolic Disease Pediatrics diabetes

Editors and affiliations

  • Steven E. Lipshultz
    • 1
  • Sarah E. Messiah
    • 2
  • Tracie L. Miller
    • 3
  1. 1., PediatricsMiller School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  2. 2., PediatricsMiller School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  3. 3., PediatricsMiller School of MedicineMiamiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2365-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2366-8
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