While cholesterol levels are typically thought of as a problem for older adults, many children have high cholesterol, which can increase their risk for heart disease later in life. If your family has a history of high cholesterol levels or your child is overweight, physically inactive, or has poor eating habits, your pediatrician may recommend that he or she be screened for high cholesterol. Watch this video to find out more about kids and cholesterol, including whether a child’s height relates to his or her cholesterol levels as an adult.
Making health decisions for your children can be tricky, which is why Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center offers a 24-hour Consult-A-Nurse hotline. Call (877) 888-5746 for information on pediatric health or to find a doctor that fits your family’s needs.