High Cholesterol in Children: Help Without Harming


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high-cholesterol-in-children-help-without-harmingWith the epidemic in pediatric obesity, we are seeing an increase in high cholesterol levels among children.
In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending that pediatricians do a standard cholesterol screen at annual visits for all children ages 9 to 11 years of age.
It is important that any nutritional intervention that involves food restrictions of any kind be done carefully by a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) with pediatric expertise to avoid unintended consequences of those restrictions.
Angela Lemond, RDN is here to discuss High Cholesterol in Children.

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