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how to get cholesterol down 14 year old?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
D&E: Diet and Exercise.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Hypercholesterolemia: Oatmeal is a great food to help naturally lower cholesterol. There are lots of great low calorie cookie recipes available online. Here's a link to one of them: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=325473 Of course, increase exercise, decrease fat intake and repeat fasting levels regularly. Some familial forms require medication, even in young people.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
D and E: Diet and exercise are the backbone of cholesterol reduction. If the 14 year old has a familial condition with premature death in family members, drug therapy with a statin may be indicated.

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