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Experts Question Recommendations for Universal Lipid Screenings in Children

Mike Mitka
JAMA. 2012;308(8):750-751. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.9860.
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Recommendations for universal lipid screening of children, presented late last year by a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) panel, are drawing new criticism. The aim of the screening is to detect and treat abnormal cholesterol levels in childhood in hopes of reducing cardiovascular disease risk much later in life.

Lifestyle modification through exercise and diet remains the front-line treatment for children with abnormal lipid levels.

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Lifestyle modification through exercise and diet remains the front-line treatment for children with abnormal lipid levels.

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