Cholesterol Screening and Management in Children and Young Adults Should Start Early—NO!
Article first published online: 14 NOV 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 35, Issue 11, pages 665–668, November 2012
How to Cite
Schroeder, A. R. and Redberg, R. F. (2012), Cholesterol Screening and Management in Children and Young Adults Should Start Early—NO!. Clin Cardiol, 35: 665–668. doi: 10.1002/clc.22075
- Issue published online: 14 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 14 NOV 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Received: 24 AUG 2012
In 2011, an expert panel from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute released recommendations for universal lipid screening and treatment of high cholesterol in children. There is no evidence that universal screening will help children lead longer, healthier lives. These recommendations will, however, fuel the epidemic of overtreatment that is currently threatening our healthcare system and our patients.
The authors have no funding, financial relationships, or conflicts of interest to disclose.