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Can kids get heart disease from fatty foods?

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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Fatty foods

High trans fat and saturated foods over a lifetime can increase risk of atherosclerosis.
The early fatty streaks have been found in people as young as 18.

In brief: Fatty foods

High trans fat and saturated foods over a lifetime can increase risk of atherosclerosis.
The early fatty streaks have been found in people as young as 18.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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Dr. Alex Golden
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Definitely.

Fatty streaks can be seen in elementary school kids.
Kids should eat lots of plant based foods and limit fatty foods.

In brief: Definitely.

Fatty streaks can be seen in elementary school kids.
Kids should eat lots of plant based foods and limit fatty foods.
Dr. Alex Golden
Dr. Alex Golden
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Over time, yes

En3rgygirl, (great handle!) - in the 1950s, autopsies showed that unfortunate 18 year olds who were killed in the korean war had fatty streaks in their aortas, a sign at that tender age of early atherosclerosis.
Thus children should be taught early on to eat a prudent diet, both for the present and to form the habit to last a lifetime. Speak with your pediatrician for specific guidance.

In brief: Over time, yes

En3rgygirl, (great handle!) - in the 1950s, autopsies showed that unfortunate 18 year olds who were killed in the korean war had fatty streaks in their aortas, a sign at that tender age of early atherosclerosis.
Thus children should be taught early on to eat a prudent diet, both for the present and to form the habit to last a lifetime. Speak with your pediatrician for specific guidance.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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