Heart disease and high cholesterol now being found in one in three children

Heart disease and high cholesterol now being found in one in three children

The World Health Organization (WHO) confirms that the leading cause of death globally is heart disease.

A research team led by a pediatric cardiologist at Texas Children’s hospital, recently examined the medical records of more than 12,000 children aged 9-11.

They found that 30% of the children were at risk of developing elevated cholesterol levels and that bad cholesterol was more common in the boys.

Over 4,000 of the children who were examined had borderline cholesterol levels and were at risk of high cholesterol.

This information was presented at the American College of Cardiology in Washington and reported by ibtimes.com in March 2014. 

Posted: Friday 4 April 2014