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Medicine: Children and Cholesterol #897857

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 07, 2008
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The call from the American Academy of Pediatrics for the screening of children for cholesterol and the use of statin drugs for some noted.

(Washington: Nancy Cordes) Children and cholesterol examined; details given about the aggressive new guidelines for testing and drugs and of concerns about using statins in children. [Children's National Medical Center Dr. Craig SABLE†- says the number of overweight kids has risen; cites the risks from drugs.] [SUNY Downstate Medical Center Dr. John LaROSA†- raises questions about using statins.]

(Studio: Katie Couric, Jon LaPook) The timing for treating kids for cholesterol discussed.

Reporter(s):
Couric, Katie;
Cordes, Nancy;
Jon, Katie Couric,
Duration:
00:02:50

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