Utility of Childhood Non-High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Levels in Predicting Adult Dyslipidemia and Other Cardiovascular Risks
Sometimes I think that our current adult population is a lost cause and we need to accept some write offs and focus everything on our children. The evidence showing that most, if not all, chronic diseases begin in youth is strong and continually increasing. If we continue our failed attempts at educating the adult population w/ weak, non-specific goals (eat whole grains, exercise, eat 5 servings of fruits/veggies…) then when we turn around, we’ll find ourselves already behind the 8-ball with the current adolescents.
We remain too soft on our recommendations from both the government and our national organizations.