According to the American Heart Association, children between the ages of 2 and 19 should have a total cholesterol level of 170 or below.
Cholesterol is a type of waxy material found in the blood and the body's cells. It is called as lipid or a fat. High cholesterol levels can increase your child’s risk of heart disease and stroke when he or she gets older.
You can help your child maintain a healthy weight by making healthy choices. Teach him or her to make healthy food choices and be physically active.
Go through the pages of this ClipBook to know more about the ways to reduce cholesterol in children.
Many people don’t realize that problems with high cholesterol levels can begin in childhood. High cholesterol levels are likely to continue to rise as a child grows into a teen and adult. This increases your child’s risk for cholesterol-related he...
According to American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends all children between 9 and 11 years old are screened for high blood cholesterol levels due to the growing epidemic of obesity in children.
You may be surprised to hear it, but it’s not too early to start thinking about your child’s cholesterol level. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children with risk factors, like obesity or a family history of heart disease, get s...
Childhood obesity is on the rise and so are children’s cholesterol levels. Here is a list of high-fiber foods that will appeal to children and help lower their cholesterol.
High blood cholesterol, also called as hypercholesterolemia, is an unhealthy level of cholesterol in the blood. Having high levels of blood cholesterol can cause your child to have heart problems when he or she gets older. But there are changes yo...
The home environment is very important to help children and adolescents make the best choices and maintain a healthful diet. Parents must be empowered to choose the time and available food and drink for meals and snacks.