SCREENING COULD DETECT FAMILIAL HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA IN YOUNG CHILDREN, STUDY SUGGESTS.

The AP (10/26, Marchione) reports that research suggests “a blood test could reveal” that some children are “at high risk for early heart disease years in the future.” The findings were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The research “also revealed parents who had the condition,” known as familial hypercholesterolemia, “but didn’t know it, and had passed it on to their children.”  To learn more about this visit the CDC Toolkit at https://www.cdc.gov/genomics/implementation/toolkit/fh_1.htm