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An Ohio third-grader who weighs more than 200 pounds has been taken from his family and placed into foster care after county social workers said his mother wasn't doing enough to control his weight.
….A spokeswoman says the county removed the child because caseworkers saw his mother's inability to reduce his weight as medical neglect.
Cholesterol and Heart Disease in Children on the Rise
Health officials have issued new recommendations for cholesterol screening in children because of the alarming proportion of kids with abnormal levels and evidence of atherosclerosis – a disease normally thought of as an adult medical problem.
The recommendations from the The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), are designed to help reverse the epidemic of obesity, and the related diseases that are rapidly growing in children.
"NCDs are becoming more and more of a problem and now we see that it has become prevalent in children," said NCD national adviser Dr Isimeli Tukana.
"From the data that we've collected so far, we've seen an increase in the number of obese children under 18 and also an increased mortality rate of people under the age of 40.
Cholesterol is a form of fat that is carried in the blood. Unhealthy cholesterol levels can raise your risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
…The prion-infected cell changes its gene expression and produces increased quantities of cholesterol. Prions need this for their propagation.
…prion propagation not only depends on the availability of cholesterol but …neuronal cells themselves respond to prions with specific up-regulation of cholesterol biosynthesis.
……compared the amounts of protein and cholesterol in prion-infected neuronal cell lines and primary cortical neurons with uninfected controls. Protein levels were similar but the amount of total cholesterol (a mixture of free and esterified cholesterol) was significantly higher in the infected cell lines.
Cholesterol, Alzheimer's disease, prion disorders: a ménage à trois?
Infectious Diseases in History
Any disease that is able to spread among the community may for normal intents be called infectious. In its accepted sense, an infectious disease is one which travels through the general environment as it passes from one person to another. For instance, the disease may be transmitted by airborne droplets, or through contaminated water. Another means of transfer may be via clothes, bedding, domestic utensils, or anything else that has been in contact with a victim. Items which assist disease transmission are called fomites (singular: fomes, Latin for touchwood). Diseases which spread as a result of direct personal contact are properly termed contagious.
I agree with the medical neglect.
For a kid that young to get large that fast would really take a metabolic disorder to achieve.
No, take responsibility for your actions. You can still purchase the low fat foods....Don't blame the world because you've turned into such a bargain hunter that you will sacrifice your health for one.
You can't say one way or another that he has a condition for sure ....I feel pretty certain in saying it has more to do with what you are doing to yourself than any evil plot from corporations.