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Remains/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It's never too early to start screening kids for medical conditions more associated with adults such as high cholesterol and depression. That's the latest recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which issued new medical guidelines for youngsters and adolescents in the journal Pediatrics.
Cholesterol has long been seen as a villain for heart health, but our understanding of this beast is changing. New recommendations suggest that risk factors should determine who should receive drugs called statins to lower cholesterol levels, and who should simply make lifestyle changes to combat the problem.