|Study Suggests Screening Kids for Cholesterol|
A new study published in the July 12 issue of Pediatrics suggests children be screened for cholesterol since children with high levels of cholesterol have a higher risk of having type 2 diabetes and heart attacks! Keep in mind that we are talking about children here; Fifth graders!
It is stated that such children need medical attention including treatment with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs!
Children being subjected to the ravages of debilitating diseases at such a tender age is mind-numbing. Tragically many parents seem oblivious to the relationship between fats in the diet and accumulating fat on the bodies of their children that in turn plug their vascular systems and lead to disease.
In the 1990s when the original guidelines were formulated it was thought that 25% of kids would meet the criteria for screening. Now in 2010 it has been found that 71.4% of kids met the screening criteria.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could take some of these at-risk children, and their at-risk parents, and put them on a plant based high fiber, high nutrition, highly delicious, highly energizing diet to demonstrate how quickly these deplorable conditions might be reversed; Maybe it is time for Live-In Lifestyle Centers for children as well as for their parents!
For those of you wondering how to lower Cholesterol, here is a hint; Although vegetables, fruits, and grains don't have any cholesterol, the following foods from animals do:
The best answer, which is NOT spoken about in the article, seems to be to eat entirely from plant based foods and abstain from eating cholesterol containing animal products.