Determinants of plasma cholesterol in children--a family study.

@article{Ward1980DeterminantsOP,
  title={Determinants of plasma cholesterol in children--a family study.},
  author={Stephen David Ward and Joseph Roserot de Melin and F P Lloyd and J. A. Norton and Joe C. Christian},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1980},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={
          63-70
        }
}
Twin and family studies have revealed genetic and maternal influences on plasma cholesterol. This study was designed to identify familial and environmental variables related to cholesterol levels in children. Volunteer families (n = 74) were obtained from a previous study of cord blood cholesterol. When the children were 2.5 years old, blood samples, dietary histories, heights, weights, and skinfold thicknesses were obtained. Dietary variables were significantly correlated with plasma… CONTINUE READING

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