Lipid Screening in Children.

@article{Daniels2015LipidSI,
  title={Lipid Screening in Children.},
  author={Stephen R. Daniels},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={66 11},
  pages={
          1258-1260
        }
}
  • S. Daniels
  • Published 15 September 2015
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Screening for lipid disorders in childhood and adolescence has been controversial. Although it is well documented that atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is the number 1 cause of death in the United States and that elevated cholesterol, particularly low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), 
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