NLA Responds to the USPSTF Recommendation Statement on Screening Lipid Panel in Children and Adolescents
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently released its Final Recommendation Statement on Lipid Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Screening. NLA leadership disagrees with this release and communicated twice to USPSTF about the implications of this statement. The USPSTF has made no acknowledgment of the NLA’s concerns.
Since then, the NLA and American Society for Preventive Cardiology have developed a joint statement to share with its respective membership expressing our disagreement with the USPSTF. To read the statement, CLICK HERE. Stay tuned to lipid.org for more updates and expect an editorial in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology on this developing situation.