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In this Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 photo, Dr. Elaine Urbina, left, goes over test results with Joscelyn Benninghoff, center, 10, and her mother, Elizabeth Duruz, at Children's Hospital in Cincinnati. Benninghoff is taking medication to control her cholesterol. In new guidelines released Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, doctors are recommending that every child be tested for high cholesterol by around age 10 to prevent heart disease later in life.

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Doctors: Test all kids for cholesterol by age 11

Every child should be tested for high cholesterol as early as age 9 — surprising new advice from a government panel that suggests screening kids in grade school for a problem more common in middle age.


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