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What’s your cholesterol number? - The Galveston County Daily News: Health And Fitness

December 9, 2016

What’s your cholesterol number?

Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2013 12:15 am

As more children are diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, experts are recommending cholesterol checks for young adults and even toddlers.

“There are kids in elementary school that are on medication for heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure,” said Lynn A. Maarouf, a nutrition expert with the University of Texas Medical Branch. “Basically, it’s a parental issue when kids are overweight.”

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