Anorak News | News Feed: Cholestrol Tests At 15 Months

News Feed: Cholestrol Tests At 15 Months

by | 14th, September 2007

cholestrol.jpgHOW long before we read that a child with high cholesterol is just special?

Not too long as we learn in the Mirror of cholesterol test for children at 15 months.
“110,000 deaths a year from GB’s biggest killer – heart disease,” says the Mirror in a factoid spread across the story.

That age of the victims of killer hearts is not mentioned, so we turn to the Mail which says 15 months is the age when cholesterol levels start to rise. And know that you can get a heart attack in your 20s and 30s.

The test is not yet best practice, and the Express says it is only a “plea to screen all toddlers”.

The cri de coeur is issued by researchers at Barts and The London, Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry.

A Dr David Wald tells us that the after test for familial hypercholesterolaemia (an inherited malfunction which affects about one in every 500 people), those at risk could be “tracked”. They will then be given the appropriate treatment.

Like castration and chemical neutering…

Posted: 14th, September 2007 | In: Reviews Comment | TrackBack | Permalink