Sarah D. De Ferranti, MD, MPH

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December 19th, 2011

Should All Children Age 9 to 11 Undergo Cholesterol Screening?

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The NHLBI (with the endorsement of the American Academy of Pediatrics) has issued new guidelines for cholesterol testing in children. It recommends that all children age 9 to 11 should undergo cholesterol screening and that screening should be repeated at ages 17 and 21. We asked a small panel of experts to review the new guidelines and […]