nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,
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American Academy of Pediatrics, health hazard

http://junkfoodscience.blogspot.com/2008/07/is-it-for-real-cholesterol-screening-in.html

The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending cholesterol screening for 2 year olds, and statins for children as young as 8-- including children who don't have high cholesterol, just family members with histories of heart disease or who are fat.

Statins can have serious side effects, and haven't been studied for long term use in children or adolescents.
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