Kids and Cholesterol: Save Lives With Early Screening and Management

This practical guide for pediatricians clarifies when to start lipid screening in children; delineates risk factors and the lifelong value of preventive care for those with high LDL or triglycerides; and provides hard numbers to apply in assessing risk, retesting, and knowing when a patient has entered the pancreatitis “danger zone.” Included is guidance on counseling kids and parents on which lifestyle modifications truly pay off. Bonus: the lowdown on fish oils.

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UCSF Pediatrics

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