More American children are taking pills for diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol than ever before, reflecting a rise in chronic diseases related to obesity. The use of drugs for type-2 diabetes, in particular, doubled in children ages 5 to 19 and statins rose by 15 percent between 2002 and 2005, according to a study published in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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Comment: Not content with already having made death by medicine the leading cause of death and injury in the United States, the American medical system is increasingly trying to turn the youngest, most vulnerable, people in the country into lifelong drug-users.
A major cause of ill-health in children is, of course, eating salt and salty food. - See http://www.wildeaboutsteroids.co.uk/children.html