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Youth on antipsychotics at increased risk of metabolic side effects such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes

November 11, 2009
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Youth taking certain types of anti-psychotic medications have 3x the risk of developing abnormally high blood sugars (pre-diabetes) or Type 2 diabetes and 2x the risk of becoming overweight or obese, according to results of a new study published today in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.

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