Cholesterol screening tests are now being offered to toddlers as young as two years old. In addition, cholesterol drugs for children as young as 8 may soon be administered by doctors, to function as early prevention for diabetes and heart disease later in life. After last week's feature on the terrifyingly high obesity rates in America, it really should be no surprise.
Take a look at this map on American obesity statistics:
Implications - While the achievements within modern society have led individuals to lead much easier lifestyles, they have also led to rising concerns about everything from the dangers of plastic to cellphones. Businesses that devote their efforts to monitoring the health of society from an early age will establish a favorable reputation.
Cholesterol Screening for 2 Year Olds
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Early Obesity Prevention
- By: BiancaJul 9, 2008 Updated: Aug 10 2011