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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 2012;29(2):73-76.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2012.29.2.73    Published online December 31, 2012.
Obesity and Insulin Resistance in Childhood.
Kwang Hae Choi
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea. ckh@med.yu.ac.kr
Abstract
More and more children are becoming obese and overweight due to several factors that include a high energy density in the diet (a high fat intake) and low energy expenditure. Consequently childhood obesity is becoming a significant health problem. Fat tissue releases many cytokines such as resistin, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, leptin, interleukin-6. These adipocytokines induce obesity-related insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is a key component of obesity-related metabolic problems such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, acanthosis nigricans and polycystic ovarian syndrome. This review article focused on insulin resistance and its related metabolic diseases.
Key Words: Childhood obesity, Insulin resistance, hypertension, Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, Polycystic ovarian syndrome


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