People should start being cautious of cholesterol by age 20 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Studies shows people should start being cautious of cholesterol by age 20


By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Heart disease isn't just for older adults.  In fact, some doctors are recommending cholesterol screenings should begin as early as age 20! 

According to doctors at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, high cholesterol can indicate a risk for heart attack and young adults and even teens can show evidence of hardening of the arteries.

They say cholesterol screenings should begin by age 20 and repeated every five years, and after that, more often if a young person is shown to have low levels of the good kind of cholesterol.

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