screening 9 year old children for cholesterol
And from what I have read, elsewheres, many of the researchers had ties to the drug industry!
I can see how this is going. everyone from 5 years old, onwards, takes ten pills a day, never mind the side effects!
Some of this *can* be fixed, but probably it would take a 100% overhaul of our civilization to do this and nothing will be the same again and it would take a Dictator with an Iron hand, to makes these changes!
Just *how* radical a change?!!
[not in any order....]
---ban all corn syrup in foods.
---no artifical sweeteners. period.
---all food must be "real", no additives of any kind. all baked goods must be "homemade, no antibiotics or hormones in meats.
--no "calorie-dense" hydrogenated oil foods.
---one third of class time must be "exercise". outdoors if possible.
--another third of class time should be in learning "values".
--ban desks and chairs in workplaces, back years ago, everyone worked standing up, at their clerk jobs.
--encourage family farms of 40 acres each and make it economically feasible to make a living on this land, my grandfather put two girls through college on a 30 acre fruit farm, in 1920s!
--women stay home and raise the kids.
---allow seniors to "Leave", if they want to, if they feel their life is over.
---ban all nursing homes and assisted living places, tax benefits for those who have a senior living with them at home.
Radical, all right!
Researchers are debating the merits of recent guidelines that recommend all children aged 9 through 11 be screened for high cholesterol levels, along with certain groups of younger children and teenagers.
The guidelines were written by a panel convened by the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and published in the journal Pediatrics last November.
But now doctors publishing in the current issue of Pediatrics say the guidelines are too aggressive and not based solidly on evidence. The paper is joined by a rebuttal from the authors of the guidelines.
The critics of the guidelines make many arguments, including that the guidelines were based more on expert opinion than on solid evidence and that many authors of the guidelines reported industry disclosures.