Childhood obesity is an important risk factor for the development of metabolic syndrome in children and adolescent. Because of high prevalence of Insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome in Indian Adult population, studies are needed to identify the prevalence of these metabolic abnormalities in adolescent population. Insulin resistance syndrome was first described by Reaven as the concomitant presence of abdominal adiposity, dyslipidemia, hypertension and insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes mellitus and described this syndrome complex as syndrome X. Although researchers coined different terms to this syndrome complex, the term metabolic syndrome (MS) was coined by Adult Treatment Panel III -National Cholesterol Education Program (ATPIII-NCEP) to use a common definition in the global context and consider other causal factors related with abdominal fat excess.
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Last date updated on July, 2014