Test your cholesterol IQ


You hear a lot about blood vessel walls can begin in childhood, the AHA recommends children with a family history of high cholesterol or early heart disease be screened for high cholesterol as young as age 2. In addition, children considered overweight or obese should be screened. Being active and eating healthy foods can help; kids should be encouraged to exercise 30 to 60 minutes at least four days a week and given at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Even if you don’t have a family history of heart disease, the AHA recommends all individuals age 20 years and up have their cholesterol levels measured at least once every five years.