Cholesterol Drugs Recommended For Kids As Young As 8

July 7, 2008

The American Academy of Pediatrics, a highly-influential doctors group, has come out and recommended that kids as young as 8-years old be given cholesterol drugs....Boston (ChattahBox) – The American Academy of Pediatrics, a highly-influential doctors group, has come out and recommended that kids as young as 8-years old be given cholesterol drugs.

The doctors group has stated that they believe that by giving kids cholesterol drugs at a young age, it can help fight off heart problems later in life.

Evidence has shown that problems such as heart disease began early in life, and that early damage can lead to future problems.

By more aggressively treating these heart problems at a young age, they feel they can better treat the kids later in life.

Kids who have too much LDL, or bad cholesterol, should be given cholesterol drugs when they are at least 8-years old.

Overweight kids who have too little HDL, or good cholesterol, should seek treatment to lose weight.

Another recommendation was to give low-fat milk for 1-year olds, as well as further cholesterol testing.


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