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Gómez-Díaz RA, Wacher-Rodarte NH
Childhood obesity and dyslipidemia
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Screening and treatment of plasma lipid abnormalities secondary to obesity
are among the interventions that should be implemented in children
who are overweightor obese, in order to prevent a cardiovascular event.
Dyslipidemias are a group of asymptomatic diseases that are commonly
caused by abnormal levels of lipoproteins in blood; they are a comorbidity
that is commonly related to obesity, without considering the age of the
patient. Among dyslipidemias, hypertriglyceridemia has the highest prevalence.
The etiology of the dyslipidemia should be identifi ed; it allows the
proper selection of therapy for the patients and their family. The goal is
the prevention of cardiovascular complications. Reduced caloric intake
and a structured physical activity plan should be considered for initial
treatment for all the overweight and obese patients. For adherence to
treatment to be successful, the participation of the primary care physician
and a multidisciplinary team is required. With treatment, the risks
and complications can be reduced. The participation of a specialist in
handling the pediatric obese patient with dyslipidemia should be limited
to severe cases or those at risk for having pancreatitis.
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