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Serum Lipids Improve Overall in US Youth; However, Almost One in Ten Still Have Elevated Total Cholesterol Levels

The JAMA Report

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Preventing coronary heart disease should begin in early childhood. Monitoring serum lipids, which is a measure of all types of cholesterol found in our system is important. These measurements make it possible for physicians to find out if the balance between the HDL or good cholesterol and the LDL or bad cholesterol is in appropriate limits. A new study examined these levels in American children and teenagers. Catherine Dolf explains in this week’s JAMA Report.