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Why is screening lipid profile in high school beneficial?
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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Good for prevention
If lipid profile is done at early age especially premature cardiovascular disease, abnormal lipids can be corrected with diet exercise medications to prevent cardiovascular disease.

In brief: Good for prevention
If lipid profile is done at early age especially premature cardiovascular disease, abnormal lipids can be corrected with diet exercise medications to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
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Dr. Doug Hansen
Likewise, this is the best time to screen for genetic familial hypercholesterolemia, a potentially devastating condition that often presents with heart disease and myocardial infarction in a persons 20s or 30s. Adolescence is the ideal time to consider therapeutic options to lower ones risk.
Dr. James Underberg
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: HighSchool too late
Both the national lipid association and the national heart lung & blood institute recommend screening at age 9-11 to detect inherited (genetic) cholesterol disorders (specifically familial hypercholesterolemia).
This is because of the changes that take place in the lipid panel during puberty that can alter the lipid panel. All should be screened by age 20 if missed earlier.

In brief: HighSchool too late
Both the national lipid association and the national heart lung & blood institute recommend screening at age 9-11 to detect inherited (genetic) cholesterol disorders (specifically familial hypercholesterolemia).
This is because of the changes that take place in the lipid panel during puberty that can alter the lipid panel. All should be screened by age 20 if missed earlier.
Dr. James Underberg
Dr. James Underberg
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Dr. James Underberg
If a familial hypercholesterolemia is detected, treatment with diet and lifestyle changes can be implemented immediately. In addition, pharmacologic therapy with some medications can begin as early as age 8 IF needed.
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