Published in Cardiovascular Business Week, January 10th, 2006
"Several studies have shown that obese children and adolescence seem to have an increased risk to develop a disturbed glucose metabolism as already known for obese adults. This might result in the same disastrous outcomes of cardiovascular diseases as it has been shown for adult obese patients. The most sensitive measurement for detecting changes in glucose metabolism in obese children seems to be an oral glucose tolerance test (OGGT), which is not practical for all daily outpatient clinics," investigators in Germany report.
S. Wiegand and colleagues at...
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