Lowering High Cholesterol in Children
Lowering High Cholesterol in Children Overview
High cholesterol is a risk factor for coronary heart disease in adults, but some children may be at risk for premature coronary heart disease if they have high cholesterol levels earlier in life. Most parents don't know their children's risks, and health care professionals often don't test children's cholesterol levels.
According to the American Heart Association, there is sound research that the process of cholesterol buildup in arteries begins in childhood. Childhood may be the time to intervene with lifestyle changes that include sound diet and plenty of exercise, especially for children determined to be at high risk.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/15/2014
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