What is the role of dietary fiber in the treatment of pediatric lipid disorders?

Updated: Jun 27, 2019
  • Author: Henry J Rohrs, III, MD; Chief Editor: Stuart Berger, MD  more...
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Adding fiber to the diet is benign and can lower TC and LDL-C levels. Homeopathic medications purported to lower lipids should not be used in pediatric patients, because the safety and efficacy of these agents in children are unknown. Lovaza (omega-3-acid ethyl esters) has been used in children, but no toxicity data has been reported. [26]


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