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Question: Which of the following are mechanisms of action of cholosterol-lowering drugs?
bile acid sequestrants
intestinal absorption blockers
HMG Co-A reductase inhibitors
Stimulation of phyayngeal garlic receptors
A, B, and C
Question: Which of the following are current recommendations for all healthy children >2yrs of age?
daily physical activitiy
adequate caloric intake to sustain normal growth
emphasize fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, low-fat diary products
consume 10-20% of daily calories as trans fats with high fructose corn syrup as primary carbohydrate source
A, B, and C
Question: Which statement is true?
insulin resistance in children with BMI% above the 95% is quite rare
plaque formation in coronary and cartoid arteries does not commence until the third or fourth decade of life
there is no published evidence to support the safety and efficancy of statin use in adolescents
there is as yet no universally accepted definition of metabolic syndrome in children
it is a waste of time examining the neck and flexor creases of obese children
Objectives Met: Review the most current recommendations for treatment of elevated cholesterol in children and adolescents. *
Objectives Met: Illustrate recent research on childhood metabolic syndrome.*
Illustrate recent research on childhood metabolic syndrome.*
New knowledge gained*
Pertinence to practice*
Quality of presentation*