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Obesity-associated sympathetic overactivity in children and adolescents: the role of catecholamine resistance in lipid metabolism.

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Summary of "Obesity-associated sympathetic overactivity in children and adolescents: the role of catecholamine resistance in lipid metabolism."

Obesity in children and adolescents is characterized by chronic sympathetic overdrive and reduced epinephrine-stimulated lipolysis. This resistance to catecholamines occurs during the dynamic phase of fat accumulation. This review will focus on the relationship between sympathetic-adrenal activity and lipid metabolism, thereby highlighting the role of catecholamine resistance in the development of childhood obesity.

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Name: Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
ISSN: 2191-0251
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