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High Cholesterol in Children: Help Without Harming

February 22, 201610 min
With 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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