Among the kids and adolescents, 7.4% had high total cholesterol. The researchers also found that youth with obesity were most likely to have problems related to their cholesterol levels. While the numbers may seem unexpected, the NCHS says all three measurements have declined among kids over time.
When I was a kid, my parents made me “trade” exercise for video games. I literally had to go outside and play for an hour before I could earn an hour of Mario brothers. In light of this article about the rising levels of childhood cholesterol, let us know in the comments how your parents made sure you got your exercise or how you make sure your kids get their exercise.