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Children to have cholesterol test

14th September 2007

Experts have suggested that children should receive a cholesterol test alongside their routine vaccinations at the age of 15 months.

They say this would help identify those with an inherited cholesterol disorder, which increases the risk of heart disease, at an early stage. The article, in the British Medical Journal, also says that parents of affected children would also be tested and treated. The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence is looking at the issue and is due to report at the end of this year.

 

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Article Information

Title: Children to have cholesterol test
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 4077
Date Added: 14th Sep 2007

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