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How To Experience Heart Failure Without High Cholesterol

Posted Aug 23 2008 10:26pm

Read the article below. It'll do the trick. . .

Christopher's Commentary:

Will the insanity ever end? Apparently, the memo still hasn't gotten out that healthy fats and cholesterol are not the enemy -- despite countless studies that have pointed this out. Or that there are plenty of alternatives to giving synthetic drugs to anybody, let alone children. Anybody around here ever considered processed foods, refined carbohydrates or sugar to be a problem?

At least the American Academy of Pediatrics had the wherewithal to suggest that "the first course of action should be weight loss, more physical activity and nutritional counseling." Hmmmm. As long as the nutritional counseling is not "heart healthy" as determined by the ADA or FDA (read: low fat, high carb), these obese kids might have a fighting chance.

Cholesterol Drugs Recommended for Some 8-year-olds

By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer

CHICAGO (July 7, 2008) -- For the first time, an influential doctors group is recommending that some children as young as 8 be given cholesterol-fighting drugs to ward off future heart problems.

It is the strongest guidance ever given on the issue by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which released its new guidelines Monday. The academy also recommends low-fat milk for 1-year-olds and wider cholesterol testing.

Dr. Stephen Daniels, of the academy's nutrition committee, says the new advice is based on mounting evidence showing that damage leading to heart disease, the nation's leading killer, begins early in life.

It also stems from recent research showing that cholesterol-fighting drugs are generally safe for children, Daniels said. ( More. . . )

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