Children and High Cholesterol Directory
It's becoming more common for children and teens to have high cholesterol. With kids spending more time in front of the TV or playing video games and consuming more high-fat foods and drinks, their arteries may start to develop plaques. High cholesterol can lead to health conditions such as stroke or heart problems. Treating high cholesterol in children will include diet and exercise. If further treatment is needed, drugs may be recommended in certain cases. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how kids and teens get high cholesterol, tests for high cholesterol, treatments, and much more.
High Cholesterol in Children
Learn more from the experts at WebMD about high cholesterol in children, including its causes, screening guidelines, diagnosis, and treatment.
The Basics of Cholesterol Problems
Basic information about cholesterol and problems it can cause.
Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, a disease that causes very high levels of cholesterol and raises your risk for heart disease.