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Cholesterol and Children (cont.)

High Cholesterol Symptoms in Children

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While there are generally no signs or symptoms of elevated cholesterol levels during childhood, adults may have small fat deposits on their skin, enlargement of the liver and spleen, and ultimately heart attack, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease.

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Cholesterol And Children - Symptoms

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Pediatric Lipid Disorders in Clinical Practice »

Multiple studies have revealed that the early stages of atherosclerosis begin in childhood.

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