High cholesterol - children

Lipid disorders - children; Hyperlipoproteinemia - children; Hyperlipidemia - children; Dyslipidemia - children; Hypercholesterolemia - children

Cholesterol is a fat (also called a lipid) that the body needs to work properly. There are many types of cholesterol. The ones talked about most are:

  • Total cholesterol - all the cholesterols combined
  • High density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol - called good cholesterol
  • Low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol - called bad cholesterol

Too much bad cholesterol can increase the chance of getting heart disease, stroke, and other problems.

This article is about high cholesterol in children.


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