September Week 3

Metabolic Syndrome


Progress and Challenges in Metabolic Syndrome in Children
and Adolescents – Circulation 2009

Obesity in Children and Adolescents – Peds in Review, 2005


What is the definition of metabolic syndrome?

What are some risk factors for metabolic syndrome?

What are the definitions of “overweight” and “obese”?

What screening labs would you obtain for a patient with concern for metabolic syndrome?

What is the specific testing recommended for insulin resistance?

What does treatment consist of and what are potential barriers to treatment?