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Metabolic Syndrome in Children

Metabolic syndrome in children is a growing health concern characterized by a cluster of conditions that increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. These conditions include abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar levels, and abnormal lipid profiles such as high triglycerides and low HDL cholesterol. The rise in childhood obesity is a significant contributing factor to the prevalence of metabolic syndrome among young populations. Early detection and intervention are crucial, as lifestyle modifications involving diet, physical activity, and behavioral changes can effectively manage and even reverse the components of metabolic syndrome. Addressing these risk factors early helps prevent long-term health complications and promotes healthier futures for affected children.

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Dr. Dhanya Soodhana
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Dr. Dhanya Soodhana

Senior Specialist, Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology, Aster MIMS, Calicut

Dr. Dhanya Soodhana is a Senior Specialist in Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology at Aster MIMS, Calicut, Kerala. She completed her fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology from IGICH, Bangalore, gaining extensive experience in pediatric endocrine disorders. Dr. Dhanya earned her MBBS from Kasturba Medical College in 2014 and was a gold medalist in MD Pediatrics from Government Medical College, Rajkot in 2018. Before joining Aster hospitals, she worked as a Registrar at Apollo Cradle Hospitals, Bangalore, and as a Senior Resident in Pediatrics at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health. Dr. Dhanya is dedicated to staying current with advancements in her field. Her accolades include the prestigious Ratan Tata Scholarship, a gold medal in MD Pediatrics, and a short-term sponsorship from the Indian Council of Medical Research for her study on postnatal cultural beliefs and practices.

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Metabolic syndrome in children is a growing health concern characterized by a cluster of conditions that increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. These conditions include abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar levels, and abnormal lipid profiles such as high triglycerides and low HDL cholesterol. The rise in childhood obesity is a significant contributing factor to the prevalence of metabolic syndrome among young populations. Early detection and intervention are crucial, as lifestyle modifications involving diet, physical activity, and behavioral changes can effectively manage and even reverse the components of metabolic syndrome. Addressing these risk factors early helps prevent long-term health complications and promotes healthier futures for affected children.