Good news parents, especially those raising chubby kids in the US. Years
of worrying about whether your kid is eating way too much trans fats
has finally paid off.
According to federal health researchers, say that cholesterol levels among U.S. children and adolescents have finally dropped in the past two decades. From the WSJ:
The study showed that 8.1% of children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 had elevated total cholesterol levels between 2007 and 2010, a decline from 11.3% who had high cholesterol between 1988 and 1994. The findings, led by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, were published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association
However, the researchers warn that a large proportion of young people still have abnormal levels that
could place them at risk of prematurely developing heart disease. So unless you want your kid to die earlier, keep them away from the candy aisle.