hrp0089p3-p168 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity P3 | ESPE2018

Beneficial Effect of Metformin Treatment in Obese Children and Adolescents

Todorova Zdravka , Stefanova Elissaveta , Kazakova Krassimira , Jordanova Desislava , Dimitrova Mihaela

Introduction: Obesity in children and adolescents is a growing global health problem. Obese children and adolescents provide the pediatric healthcare professionals management challenge. Obesity with insulin resistance, dyslipidemia and elevated blood pressure constitute the metabolic syndrome and each of these is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Lifestyle modification is a primary and main milestone in...