Get Your Eight-year Old a Statin, Stat!
I am outraged that pediatricians will now prescribe statin drugs to children as young as eight. When I first read this news, I thought it was a parody of American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines, but I was wrong.
There is no research showing statins will prevent heart disease when our children reach middle age. No research. If there were research, it would take fifty years to conduct it on our kids. And, what would be studied? Heart disease risk, of course, but also the risk of developing severe liver disease, muscle problems, and other side effects from taking decades of statins. If the research doesn't sound ethical, how could it be ethical to start treating our kids without any studies?
Cholesterol is critical for brain function. Does the AAP really think that kids' brains will develop normally by reducing cholesterol in their body? Remember, they haven't even studied it! Our nerves are surrounded by fatty insulation which serves the same function as plastic insulation around electric wire.
Dr. Ronald Hoffman puts it this way:
Cholesterol is actually essential for the developing brain. The brainis largely composed of cholesterol. Even in adults, a connection hasbeen demonstrated between higher cholesterol--especially HDL--andbetter brain function. What's bad for the ticker is good for the brain.Children's brains are rapidly growing and forming new nerveconnections, and limiting cholesterol, either via an ultra-restrictivelow-fat diet or through artificial cholesterol blockade might haveunforeseeable effects on brain development.
Significantly, statin drugs also deplete co-enzyme Q10 — a criticalsubstance our cells need to make energy for our bodies. Do we want our children tobecome more sloth-like with mitochondrial dysfunction? That's the effectof depleting co-Q10. In fact, mitochondrial dysfunction is the verycondition that the CDC said pre-disposed Hannah Poling to regress intoautism after receiving a bunch of vaccines. Hannah's family just wonthat case, which was settled out of Vaccine Court. This ground-breaking case has launched many mitochondria research studies.Continued on the next page