Recorded: EIP 2011 ● Language: English ● Duration: 24 minutes Topic: General Pediatrics


Speaker: MATTHEW GILLMAN, Professor, Director of The Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

  Learning Objectives: At the end of the session participants will: (1) To understand why cholesterol screening in young children is important beyond the age of 3 years (2) To demonstrate to the audience that, under current guidelines, most people don’t know what their cholesterol is (3) The heath term effects of not knowing what children’s cholesterol is at an early age so intervention can begin early to prevent adult atherosclerosis