Universal lipid screening in children
from Clinical Laboratory News
A wealth of evidence has substantiated that adults have much to gain from managing cardiovascular disease risk factors such as hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. During the past two decades, studies also have made clear that atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular pathologies have life-long trajectories, and that reducing risks at an early age can reap rewards in later years. Given this background, an expert panel recently issued comprehensive guidelines on cardiovascular health and risk reduction in children and adolescents.
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