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Other parts of the new guidelines: The government will toss out older terms _ "at risk for being overweight" and "overweight" _ and replace them with "overweight" and "obese" for kids in the 85th and 95th percentiles, Washington said.
A key change will be more aggressive recommendations for cholesterol screening and treatment in children, including a change in "the age at which we feel we can safely use statins," said Dr. Reginald Washington, a pediatric heart specialist in Denver and member of the panel.