Hey kids, it's time for your daily dose of statins!
You have got to be kidding me.
This explains cholesterol rather well, including some information on the LDL subtypes, which your traditional doc has probably never heard of.
My parents are on statins, and I now make sure they take CoQ10 in order to at least undo some of the muscle damage done by taking the drugs. More on that from Ron Rosedale's article here.
By the way, my cholesterol was checked after a couple months of being on the SCD diet. It was slightly elevated. My 'traditional' doctor lectured me on diet, without bothering once to ask what I was actually eating, mind you.
I'll bet my diet was better than his by a long shot.
I don't think for a second that we should be giving our kids cholesterol lowering medications. Bottom line -- we need cholesterol, as it is essential for all sorts of body processes. Children, who are growing and changing, need it even more.
Statins are, in my opinion, a big cash cow for the pharmaceutical industry, who, as you may have noticed, don't exactly have our best interests in mind.