Most adults realize lowering their blood cholesterol levels will reduce the chance of developing heart problems later down the road, but many parents don’t even think about their child’s cholesterol level, wrote UTMB Drs. Sally Robinson and Keith Bly in their Keeping Kids Healthy column. “Adult cardiovascular disease has been linked to high cholesterol in childhood, and many pediatricians are beginning to look at the lipid levels of children, especially if the child’s parents have a history of high cholesterol,” they note.