TopicFish Oil Supplementation - Heart Protective
According to Tara Parker Pope writing in the New York Times, Cardio Clear 7 American pediatricians are recommending wider cholesterol screening for children and more aggressive use of cholesterol-lowering drugs, starting as early as the age of eight, in hopes of preventing adult heart problems. This has followed guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics which also call for children to be given low-fat milk after 12 months of age. The academy estimates that 30 to 60% of children with high cholesterol are being missed under screening guidelines and that statins or cholesterol-lowering drugs, may be their best hope of lowering their risk of early heart attack. These recommendations call for cholesterol screening of children and adolescents, starting as early as two and no later than 10, if they come from families with a history of high cholesterol or heart attacks before the age of 55 for men and 65 for women.
Adults have been frightened and cajoled into believing the cholesterol myth for the last few decades and now the pharmaceutical industry is stretching its ruthless tentacles into the lives of our babies and young children. This is outrageous and is a blatant attempt by the drug companies aided by their many servants such as the FDA, government regulators and our very compliant mainstream media to sell more cholesterol lowering pills and this time scandalously to young children. For many decades the theory that high cholesterol is bad for you and may contribute to heart disease has been widely promoted and has led to the practice of prescribing statin drugs for those of us who have blood levels of cholesterol deemed by the marketers as too high and risky to heart health. In actual fact, as is the case in so many other diseases that we are supposed to be suffering, hypercholesterolaemia is an invented disease, conjured up at the time when doctors first began to measure cholesterol levels in blood. High cholesterol isn't like diabetes or anaemia where we have very obvious signs of unwellness such as persistent tiredness or extreme thirst. High blood cholesterol has to be diagnosed by a blood test or else it would not be of concern to the average person at all. We do not feel unwell when our cholesterol levels are high. In fact many of those who have high cholesterol feel perfectly healthy and that is because they are very well.