Big Pharma preps kids for statin push

It was longer ago than I care to admit, but I still remember standing around the sandlot with my buddies after a baseball game, bragging about our batting averages.

One guy would claim he had a .320... another fella had a .280. Well, you're still likely to hear kids having those conversations all across America -- except now, they're not crowing about their batting averages.

They're talking about their cholesterol counts!

A group of sadistic mainstream doctors who never met a pill they wouldn't push are now recommending kids as young as nine years old start getting cholesterol tests. Because, after all, America's fourth-grade classrooms are overflowing with kids with zipper scars from quadruple bypass surgeries.

These nutjobs are pointing to research showing that lots of young kids have elevated cholesterol and triglyceride counts -- but it's what they're NOT talking about that ought to have moms and dads terrified.

There's hardly any medical research conducted these days that doesn't have Big Pharma's grubby fingerprints all over it. And sure enough, this study was presented at a conference for the American College of Cardiology, a group that practically sold its soul to the drug companies years ago.

You're not seeing some health breakthrough here, friend -- you're witnessing the opening salvo in a campaign to start pushing dangerous cholesterol-lowering statins on kids. Just a few days ago, I told you about new heart guidelines written by the ACC and the American Heart Association that are designed to make MILLIONS more Americans eligible for these sickening pills.

Well, the buck stops with your kid. The next time some pushy doc starts recommending a cholesterol test for your child or grandchild, do that tyke the favor of a lifetime -- yank him out of the office and get him back on the ball field where he belongs.