Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Why Teach Our Kids to Eat Right When We Can DRUG THEM INSTEAD!!

Putting Fat Children On Lipitor...

What follows is an excerpt from an article from the NY Times about the new drug induced threat to our children and our lives!

Even though I, (and other intellligent doctors), have been screaming for years that statins are unnecessary, even possibly harmful for all other than a select few adults. That they DO NOT prevent heart attacks directly, and even if they do lower your serum cholesterol, other genetic and environmental health factors are more important in cutting heart disease risk....

Now, we get THIS: Why not teach our very, very young toddlers and children that it's OK to be overweight; eat poorly, and don't do any exercise or physical activity. Just get obese and we can put you on these nice cholesterol drugs, along with your Ritalin, Prednisone for your slight cold, etc. THEN FOR THE REST OF YOUR YOUNG LIFE WE WILL TRY AND CONVINCE YOU NOT TO TAKE RECREATIONAL DRUGS!!

For a full excerpt of the article, go to:http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/08/health/08well.html?ref=science

8-Year-Olds on Statins? A New Plan Quickly Bites Back

This aggressive new recommendation for warding off heart disease in some children has stirred a furious debate among pediatricians since the American Academy of Pediatrics issued it on Monday.

While some doctors applauded the idea, others were incredulous. In particular, these doctors called attention to a lack of evidence that the use of the cholesterol-lowering drugs, called statins, in children would prevent heart attacks later in life.

“What are the data that show this is helpful preventing heart attacks?” asked Dr. Darshak Sanghavi, a pediatric cardiologist and assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. “How many heart attacks do we hope to prevent this way? There’s no data regarding that.”
Nor, Dr. Sanghavi added, are there data on the possible side effects of taking statins for 40 or 50 years.

Other doctors said the recommendation would distract from common-sense changes in diet and exercise, which are also part of the new guidelines.

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