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Childhood Cholesterol

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You can reduce your child's risk of developing heart disease at an older age-- by taking proper precautions now.

Children as young as three can be diagnosed-with one of the risk factors high cholesterol.

According the centers for disease control...

Cholesterol levels in children have improved over the last 20 years but, only slightly.

Now -- one in every 10 children has high cholesterol.

Researchers recommend all children be screened -- in order to get the treatment they need now.