Feeling KOOL – Cholesterol and Kids
Many parents wonder if cholesterol screening for kids is necessary. Doctors say it’ll do a body good.
In the past, children were only tested if there were red flags such as obesity, diabetes or a family history of heart disease. But as many as 60-percent of these cases were being missed.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends routine cholesterol screening of children between the ages of nine and eleven and again between 17 and 21.