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Syndrome X in children

Syndrome X is a metabolic syndrome associated with obesity, insulin insensitivity, hypertension (high blood pressure), and high cholesterol. It increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke, and was first identified in adults. Children are now suffering the same syndrome with threat of earlier death as they fail to burn the calories they consume. 20-25% of the American adult population is predicted to suffer from the syndrome, with 2 million children jumping on the band wagon. Ways of reducing the likelihood of developing Syndrome X is exercising, losing weight, actively lowering blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels, and quitting smoking.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters

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About: Syndrome X in children

Date: 1 June 2005

Source: Reuters

Author: Patricia Reaney

URL: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L31165625.htm

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