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Old 07-13-2008, 10:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone heard about the new guidelines that allow doctors to prescribe Cholesterol meds to children as young as 8?

This is ridiculous. Our medical system is so retarded. So much could be solved by prescribing a diet. But no, we always need to prescribe medication, not only because we make tons of money from it, but also because we do not know any better. There is not one medical school in this country that offers much less mandates a nutrition course.

Here is an idea, learn something about the human body and its preventative care when dealing with preventative cases.
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Old 07-13-2008, 11:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Why don't you give this speech to the doctors at the University of Michigan?

(One of the best hospitals in the world)

They would think you are crazy for saying doctors are doing this. (where's a link of this that you are suggesting?) They've given tons of complex diet plans to people that I know.

My brother is 12 and after he had a couple surgeries from UofM, he started to pack o weight. He was in the 5th grade and weighing 100 pounds. It was becuase he got lazy and the surgery affected him pretty bad. I started to help him with his eating habit and getting him to workout, but being his brother, he never listened to me.

We took him back to UofM for his post op check up and the doctor there gave him a strict workout plan for younger kids and a strict diet to keep him on until his body is back to the way it should be.

They never once prescribed him with medication to lower his body fat or cholesterol.
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Why don't you give this speech to the doctors at the University of Michigan?

(One of the best hospitals in the world)

They would think you are crazy for saying doctors are doing this. (where's a link of this that you are suggesting?) They've given tons of complex diet plans to people that I know.

My brother is 12 and after he had a couple surgeries from UofM, he started to pack o weight. He was in the 5th grade and weighing 100 pounds. It was becuase he got lazy and the surgery affected him pretty bad. I started to help him with his eating habit and getting him to workout, but being his brother, he never listened to me.

We took him back to UofM for his post op check up and the doctor there gave him a strict workout plan for younger kids and a strict diet to keep him on until his body is back to the way it should be.

They never once prescribed him with medication to lower his body fat or cholesterol.
That is fine and a great story. But the fact remains that it is not taught in medical school. The only doctors that prescribe it are the ones willing to forgo the money making possibility with the drug companies. It is not common place, is all I am trying to say.
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