I honestly thought I was hearing things or dreaming when I heard this news report yesterday. I had to rewind and watch it again--did they say "some children as young as 8 be given cholesterol-fighting drugs to ward off future heart problems."
Here I thought I should teach my children how to avoid these problems through nutrition and exercise, now there's a magic pill out there that might or might not do it for them.
I think it's crazy to even consider this concept. Doctors should not be pushing drugs for an unknown event, they should be pushing the obvious, living a healthy lifestyle.
I don't know, but maybe based on this comment, there is good reason to consider this new treatment: "Drug treatment would generally be targeted for kids at least 8 years old who have too much LDL, the "bad" cholesterol, along with other risky conditions, including obesity and high blood pressure. "
The studies show that these drugs are "generally" safe, much like studies showed that Gardasil was safe and as it turns out there are reports now that it has caused severe paralysis and neurological damages in children.
What are your thoughts on this?