News Release

Friday, September 12, 2008

Contact: Greg Raver-Lampman, (757) 668-7554

AAP recommends cholesterol screening for children

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. — The American Academy of Pediatrics issued guidelines calling for overweight children and children with a family history of high cholesterol, diabetes or heart disease to be screened for elevated cholesterol as early as age two and no later than age 10.

Click to read the full guidelines.