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Obesity

Obesity Research - General Pediatrics

We study childhood and adolescent obesity both from the perspective of epidemiologic research on cardiovascular risk factors and from the perspective of clinical studies aimed at prevention and treatment. The first area of research is focused on the Metabolic Syndrome, a cluster of metabolic and cardiovascular complications of obesity involving excess abdominal fat, elevated cholesterols, high blood pressure, insulin resistance and high blood glucose. The other area of focus is Community and Health Services Research, involving identification, screening, prevention, and management of childhood obesity.

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