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Toddlers 'should be tested for cholesterol to prevent heart disease in later life'

Toddlers should be given cholesterol checks to help prevent heart disease in later life, researchers believe. They say a blood test should take place at the same time as vaccinations at the age of 15 ... read more

Children Should be Screened for High Cholesterol Before Puberty

According to wide-ranging new guidelines expected from government-appointed experts who are trying to prevent heart disease later in life, the answer is yes. Experts now say more children should be sc... read more

Doctors: Test all kids for cholesterol by age 11

In this Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 photo, Dr. Elaine Urbina, left, examines Joscelyn Benninghoff, 10, at ... child be tested for high cholesterol by around age 10 to prevent heart disease later in life. (A... read more

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Panel urges cholesterol testing for children

Young Joscelyn's family has a history of high cholesterol, so she has been on medication for it since the age of 5. CHICAGO -- Every child should ... testing now will prevent heart attacks decades lat... read more


Should all children be screened for high cholesterol?

High cholesterol is common enough in children these days that all of them should be screened for the condition ... cases of the condition that can be treated early to prevent heart disease later in li... read more

It’s Never Too Early for You to Prevent Heart Disease

Both high “bad” cholesterol readings and obesity can increase the chances of heart disease later in life. The NHLBI recommends screenings ... Before the 2011 update, the guidelines limited recommended ... read more

Cholesterol screening recommended for 9-year-olds

Children should all be tested for high cholesterol between ages 9 and 11 and again ... and encourages them to engage in physical activity - both contributing factors to heart disease later in life. “W... read more

Why we should test everyone’s genes to predict disease

Rapid developments in gene testing technologies have sparked debate about whether healthy Australians should ... disease, and could prompt lifestyle changes in patients in the same way a cholesterol t... read more

New advice on kids' cholesterol tests

More children should be screened for high cholesterol before puberty, beyond those with a family history of problems, according to wide-ranging new guidelines expected from government-appointed expert... read more

CT Scans May Predict Heart Disease Better than Existing Tests for Some Patients

Even if cholesterol tests ... I think CT detects disease in a much more sensitive and specific way than other noninvasive tests.” And for those without any symptoms of heart problems, the test could p... read more

Cholesterol test now recommended for kids 9 to 11

It's the result of a 2012 report from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, which urged the universal childhood test based on evidence that elevated triglycerides and LDL raise the risk of la... read more

Doctors: Test all kids for cholesterol by age 11

Every child should be tested for high cholesterol between ages 9 and 11 so steps can be taken to prevent heart disease later on, ... Test all kids for cholesterol by age 11 read more



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