Monday, September 15, 2008

Director's Comments: Statins for Kids?

Listen to the NLM Director's Comments called "Statins for Kids?" The transcript is also available.

Recent and aggressive recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics to screen and treat high risk children with statins, or cholesterol lowering drugs, resulted in some public criticism. While the Academy's recommendations underscore a concern about childhood obesity in the U.S., some of the recent, critical public comments seem to be based on misunderstandings about the Academy's suggestions. In turn, these reveal the situational difficulties that sometimes make it challenging to communicate health information through the news media to the public...


[Source: What's New on MedlinePlus]

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