Counterpoint: The evidence does not support universal screening and treatment in children.

@article{Belamarich2015CounterpointTE,
  title={Counterpoint: The evidence does not support universal screening and treatment in children.},
  author={Peter F. Belamarich},
  journal={Journal of clinical lipidology},
  year={2015},
  volume={9 5 Suppl},
  pages={
          S101-6
        }
}
  • P. Belamarich
  • Published 1 September 2015
  • Medicine
  • Journal of clinical lipidology
Few pediatric guidelines have generated the amount or intensity of controversy that the pediatric lipid guidelines have. In the following article, I will synthesize the arguments against universal lipid screening and treatment in childhood. Direct evidence that relates the presence of cardiovascular risk factors in childhood to cardiovascular disease outcomes in adulthood is unavailable, and as a consequence, the guidelines were formulated based on a chain of indirect evidence. The debate… 
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