Antipsychotic drugs put kids at diabetes risk

August 22, 2013 7:16 AM

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Antipsychotic drugs put kids at diabetes risk

Children receiving these drugs are at three times the risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

NASHVILLE — A type of drug commonly prescribed to young people with behavioral problems is putting them at increased risk for diabetes, according to a study by Vanderbilt University researchers published online Wednesday in JAMA Psychiatry.

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