Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor.—The report by Bao et al1 and the accompanying Editorial by Van Horn and
Greenland2 describing the prevention of
coronary artery disease as a pediatric problem are especially relevant in
today's culture. Although the importance of avoiding a high-fat diet generally
is well recognized for adults, there has been a common attitude that it is
not harmful to serve a high-fat diet to young children. As stated in the Editorial,
the current eating pattern for children has turned the recommended food guide
pyramid upside down, and this can no longer be considered benign.
Ressler N. Modifying Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors in Children: Is It Ever Too Early to Start? JAMA. 1998;279(16):1261–1262. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-279-16-jac80007
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