Doctors want to test kids for cholesterol
Tests may begin as early as age 9.
It's no secret that American kids are eating worse and gaining weight. Poor food choices and the lack of exercise are making formally adult concerns relevant for children. Among those concerns, is cholesterol. A panel of medical experts is now recommending that kids have their cholesterol checked at least once between ages nine and 11, and again between the ages of 17 and 21.
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