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Is it common for a child to have high cholesterol by age 13, if his parents have mildly high cholesterol?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not normal

Suggest consult with a nutritionist.
Needs to be on an appropriate diet. Also seek out a local cholesterol expert, your child may need a cholesterol lowering medication sooner rather than later, but, only if cholesterol cannot be controlled by diet. Good luck.

In brief: Not normal

Suggest consult with a nutritionist.
Needs to be on an appropriate diet. Also seek out a local cholesterol expert, your child may need a cholesterol lowering medication sooner rather than later, but, only if cholesterol cannot be controlled by diet. Good luck.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: HYPERLIPIDEMIA

High cholesterol among children are treated by low fat diet alone.
We don't give medication for fear of affecting the liver. The family have to be on diet so the kid will not eat the high cholesterol food at home.

In brief: HYPERLIPIDEMIA

High cholesterol among children are treated by low fat diet alone.
We don't give medication for fear of affecting the liver. The family have to be on diet so the kid will not eat the high cholesterol food at home.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It happens

There are subgroups of the population with an inherited abnormality in cholesterol/lipid metabolism. These are often found now in their teens through screening.
Treatment approach varies & must be individualized to the patients situation.

In brief: It happens

There are subgroups of the population with an inherited abnormality in cholesterol/lipid metabolism. These are often found now in their teens through screening.
Treatment approach varies & must be individualized to the patients situation.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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