Cholesterol and kids

>Did you know some children can have high cholesterol? A study of more than 20,000 fifth-graders in West Virginia found that some children who didn’t meet the profile for high cholesterol from the government’s National Cholesterol Education Program nonetheless had elevated cholesterol levels and could benefit from medication or interventions to reduce their cholesterol levels.

We tell you what this means for your family and what you should be telling your child’s primary care physician. That means an up-to-date and accurate family history for risk factors associated with high cholesterol.

We’d also like to hear from you. What has it meant for your family’s lifestyle if your child has high cholesterol?

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