Thursday, October 9, 2008

Cholesterol Screening in Children: The Current Debate

High cholesterol is widely recognized as a risk factor for heart disease in adults. With the epidemic of obesity in children, it is now a concern in pediatric patients. Cholesterol screening is now recommended for children with certain risk factors.

This article will explain the reasons some authorities are recommending cholesterol screening for high-risk children and you will understand why there is debate.

Read more about recommendations for cholesterol screening in children

Lisa Nelson is a registered dietician who can help you design a heart-healthy diet for your child.

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