I was outraged to read that the American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that some children as young as 8 be given cholesterol-fighting drugs to “ward off future heart problems.”
Wow. Pretty drastic measures, I would say, to administer drugs that haven’t been around long enough to have long-term, lifespan data to know what effects this might have on the development of these unsuspecting children down the road.
And what about a change in diet and lifestyle rather than the quick-fix of drugs?
Not to mention that the causality between cholesterol and heart disease has not been established. Or that cholesterol is an natural substance in our bodies that does everything from protect the integrity of blood vessels to encourage brain and nervous system development and more. We have all been brainwashed to think there is “good” and “bad” cholesterol, when the truth is that it is all necessary for healthy bodies.
This announcement from the influential doctors group is being hailed as a weapon in the fight against childhood obesity. What I see here is the opportunity for Lipitor to get customers-for-life and guarantee their income stream. The most frightening part is how the western medical community has bought into this hook, line, and sinker. Personally, I’m disgusted.