Nearly 29 million adult Americans have total cholesterol levels higher than 240 mg/dL.3; 7% of U.S. children and adolescents ages 6 to 19.
The American Heart Association recommends that all adults have For those with high cholesterol and other cardiac risk factors such as.
Children should see a doctor for cholesterol checks once or Adults over the age of 20 should see a doctor every 4 to 6 years.
Ask your doctor if you should have a cholesterol test. Children and young adults with no risk factors for heart disease are usually tested once.
High cholesterol is well known as a risk factor for heart disease. Surprisingly, though, some research has shown that high cholesterol does not increase the risk.