Arterial stiffness may cause metabolic syndrome in adolescents via an increase in fasting insulin and LDL cholesterol

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The presence of any three of high blood pressure, high trunk fat mass, high fasting glucose, high fasting triglyceride and low fasting high-density lipoprotein cholesterol describes metabolic syndrome. Arterial stiffness in adolescents measured with carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity may potentially cause metabolic syndrome in young adulthood via an increase in fasting insulin resistance and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

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