Should children have cholesterol checks just as adults do?
Young children with a strong family history of heart disease or lipid disorders may need to have a cholesterol test. These children need to be checked between 2 and 10 years of age. All children should have cholesterol levels checked again later in adolescence.
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Source: Nutrition: What Every Parent Needs to Know (Copyright © American Academy of Pediatrics 2011)