Faith from Conroe, Texas, asked: My 8-year-old son, who is thin and very active, just had his cholesterol tested. His number was 204. The doctor wants him to be on a special diet. What is considered high cholesterol in children? Thank you.
Dr. Hudgins answered: Cholesterol levels in childhood are lower than adulthood. A cholesterol level greater than 200 mg/dL might be too high in a child 2-18 years of age. However, a full lipid panel with LDL cholesterol ("bad cholesterol") and HDL...Full Story