Healthy Living

May 5, 2014 7:10 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Just three percent of kids are having cholesterol tested at checkups

A new study finds just three percent of children are having their cholesterol tested during checkups.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests routine cholesterol screening for children ages nine to eleven, and again in early adulthood.

Yet, the United States Preventative Services Task Force could not find enough evidence to support this screening rate.

If every pediatrician followed the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendation, 30 percent of kids would be screened.

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