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Vasculoendothelial dysfunction and bone health in obese children: A connection with cancers

Simmi Kharb1†* Gurpeet Singh Gill1†
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1 Department of Biochemistry, Pt. B.D. Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
Tumor Discovery 2024, 3(2), 2825
Submitted: 25 January 2024 | Accepted: 25 April 2024 | Published: 24 May 2024
© 2024 by the Author(s). This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License ( )

Obesity in children, a growing global epidemic, is not merely characterized by excessive body fat but also by a cascade of metabolic and functional derangements with significant musculoskeletal consequences. One of the key underpinnings of these detrimental effects is vasculoendothelial dysfunction (VED), a multifaceted pathological process characterized by impaired endothelial cell function. The endothelium, lining the vasculature, plays a pivotal role in regulating vascular tone, inflammation, and coagulation, and its dysfunction in obese children leads to a plethora of downstream complications with profound implications for musculoskeletal and bone health. Diagnosing VED in obese children remains a challenge. Traditional cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension and dyslipidemia are often detected long after the occurrence of endothelial dysfunction. In the context of bone sarcoma, the interaction between cancer cells and vascular endothelium in the bone microenvironment is critical. The bone is a highly vascularized tissue, and the vascular endothelium plays a role in regulating bone homeostasis. In the presence of cancer cells, altered bone microenvironment provides a milieu favorable to tumor growth and invasion. The relationship between the vascular endothelium and cancer is complex and can vary depending on the type of cancer and its microenvironment. Understanding the interactions between vascular endothelium and bone sarcoma is crucial for developing targeted therapies. New molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in these interactions are awaiting to be uncovered, shedding light on potential therapeutic strategies for cancer treatment. On a relevant note, emerging vasculoendothelial markers hold promise for early detection and intervention. Early identification of VED, through the detection of vasculoendothelial markers, opens doors for timely interventions aimed at preventing its detrimental effects on musculoskeletal and bone health in obese children

Childhood obesity
Vascular dysfunction
Inflammatory markers
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