Providers debate new heart disease guidelines for children

07/7/2008 |

Medical providers are divided on new guidelines issued Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics that recommend using cholesterol-lowering statins in patients as young as 8 who have high levels of LDL cholesterol. Opponents argued that there is insufficient evidence to prove that statins can protect children from heart attacks later in life. Members of the AAP's nutrition committee said there is enough safety data to back the recommendations despite the lack of long-term findings on statin use in pediatric patients.

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