Cardiovascular Disease - Dyslipidemia: Pediatric/Paediatric

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Description and Key Nutrition Issues


The causes of childhood dyslipidemia can be categorized as primary or secondary (1,2). Primary causes are a result of genetic disorders (e.g. familial hypercholesterolemia (FH)), while secondary causes are a result of exogenous (e.g. obesity) or endogenous (e.g. diabetes) factors. Beginning treatment at an early age can help normalize life expectancy for individuals with FH (3).
There is limited research specific to diet and lifestyle management for pediatric dyslipidemia (1). Adult
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Last Updated: 2023-05-02