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Cholesterol Screening Earlier In Life Can Prevent Future Heart Risk – Study

A new research has found that interventions to prevent and reduce “bad” cholesterol in childhood and young adulthood may help prevent premature heart disease later in life. The findings are published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Researchers from the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Australia, show that individuals who resolve high levels of all forms of bad cholesterol (known as non-HDLcholesterol) by adulthood have a similar risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) to those who never had high levels.

Cholesterol is the principal sterol of all higher animals, distributed in body tissues, especially the brain and spinal cord, and in animal fats and oils Senior author, Associate Professor Costan Magnussen said dyslipidemia—a lipid metabolism disorder, resulting in abnormal levels of cholesterol or fats in the blood— in children is silent and potentially deadly. It is characterised by high levels of bad cholesterol including LDLcholesterol, and triglycerides and contributes to the build-up of plaque in the arteries.

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