This study was posted in the US Journal Pediatrics on Monday that showed that medications for five to 19 year-olds have increased at an alarming rate. Between 2002 and 2005 –
Medication for type 2 diabetes increased by 103 percent
Prescriptions for asthma increased 46.5 percent
Prescriptions for attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity leapt 40 percent and were three times more prevalent among boys than girls.
Cholesterol treatments rose 15 percent.
For 5 to 19 year olds!
Now this is a laugh – the article goes on to say this –
“Additional study is needed into the factors influencing these trends, including growth in chronic disease risk factors, greater awareness and greater affinity towards early use of drug therapy in children,” it said.
Give me a break.
Of course the real answer is quit feeding kids diets of fast foods, packaged foods, and 50 gallons of corn syrup a day and give them some real nutrition so they can grow up big and strong. But medical science can’t seem to figure that out? What’s wrong with this picture?
Anyway, you can read the whole article here –
Buzz it up. Somehow people have to get the message that their diet is killing not only them, but their kids too.
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This is sad.. truly sad. We must step up and take our good health into our own hands. Many health situations are preventable, or managed naturally. Some meds are necessary, and some have alternatives.