Growth during treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia.

  title={Growth during treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia.},
  author={Diana Hansen and Kim F Michaelsen and Flemming Skovby},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  volume={81 12},
Treatment of hypercholesterolemic children with restriction of dietary saturated fat may result in an inadequate supply of energy for normal somatic growth. We examined the growth of 30 children with familial hypercholesterolemia, some of whom were also treated with colestipol, a bile acid-binding resin. The median duration of treatment was 8.5 years in 13… CONTINUE READING