Don’t forget the kids
Did someone mention children? A study published by the AMA in July evaluated the safety of giving children aged 8 to 18 years a statin drug for two years to lower cholesterol in addition to a low-fat diet. The study found that the drug was successful and did not cause measurable damage to hormones, growth, sexual maturation, or liver tissue. Watch for the next phase of recommendations to include children, thereby continuing the profitable expansion of this lucrative travesty masquerading as preventive medicine.
Wiegman A, et al. Efficacy and safety of statin therapy in children with familial hypercholesterolemia: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2004; 292:331-7.
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