High cholesterol can spell disaster for adults. It puts you at risk for cardiovascular disease – which is the number one cause of death and illness in this country. A new study released this week suggests that you can protect your children from high cholesterol with healthy lifestyle habits.
The CDC reports that more than 20 percent of teenagers (ages 12 to 19) have high cholesterol levels, putting these children at risk for stroke and heart disease in the future. According to the World Health Organization, over 56 percent of all heart attacks and 18 percent of strokes are caused by high cholesterol.
If your teenager has elevated cholesterol levels, there is hope. According to a new study published in this month’s issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, there may be a window of opportunity to reverse high cholesterol in children and prevent heart disease. [Read more…] about Healthy Lifestyle Habits in Kids May Prevent High Cholesterol in the Future