Latin America: Monitoring Cholesterol, Other Parameters Urged for Children With HIV
February 25, 2013
Researchers report that HIV-infected children have increased levels of total, LDL, and HDL cholesterol and triglycerides, which could increase their risk of cardiovascular disease. The study, which examined insulin, lipid, and glucose levels in 249 perinatally infected children in Latin America, found "abnormalities" in total cholesterol (13 percent), LDL cholesterol (13 percent), HDL cholesterol (21 percent), and triglycerides (34 percent). A smaller number also had "impaired fasting glucose or insulin resistance."
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This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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