Peds Group Says All Children Should Get Cholesterol Tests Earlier in Life

All children should be screened for cholesterol levels between ages 9 and 11, and again between ages 17 and 21, even those who are not at an increased risk of high cholesterol and heart disease, according to new guidelines endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Previously, experts recommended that only certain children be screened for cholesterol early in life, such as those children with a family history of high cholesterol or heart disease or children who have diabetes or are obese....Full Story
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