Doctors approve cholesterol testing on younger children

1:41 PM, May 21, 2013   |    comments
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INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (WTHR) - Do you know how old your kid's arteries are? They may be older than you think.

You wouldn't know it to watch her compete in cheerleading, but 13-year-old Kennedy Jefferson could easily be on track for a heart attack when she reaches her twenties or thirties.

"You wouldn't have looked at her and thought she had any, nothing wrong, I mean, everything else across the board is fine," said Kennedy's mom, Cara.

The one problem Kennedy does have is high cholesterol. 

"Anything over 200 is too high and hers was about 360, I wanna say. Yeah, through the roof," explained Cara.

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