What You Need To Know About Children’s Cholesterol

August 2, 2006

2929326356 It is now a common knowledge that any disease process starts from the young…the same goes with obesity, diabetes and cholesterol.  Several studies have shown that atherosclerosis or build up of cholesterol plaques in our vessels start from the young.

Eating patterns and genetics play a significant role in increasing ones risk…as well as patterns of obesity and smoking.  Evidence has shown that lowering cholesterol in children and adolescents is beneficial and therefore much be aggressively searched if that child has risk factors.

The National Cholesterol Education Program has come up with these guidelines:

Cholesterol levels in children and adolescents 2–19 years old
Total cholesterol (mg/dL)

Acceptable — less than 170
Borderline — 170–199
High — 200 or greater

LDL cholesterol (mg/dL)
Acceptable — less than 110
Borderline — 110–129
High — 130 or greater

Keep Our Children FIT…Let Them

Play… Support Their Activities

and Watch What They EAT!

One Response to “What You Need To Know About Children’s Cholesterol”

  1. Maxim Says:

    Thanks for this guide for my kids Doctor.

    It clearly debunks the myth that we have to feed our kids whatever is available, forcing them to eat a lot for them to be healthy. Our thinking is the more obese they are the cuter they are.

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