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Children With A Genetic Variation Who Are Prescribed Antipsychotics At Increased Risk Of Metabolic Side Effects

Researchers have found a genetic variation predisposing children to six-times greater risk of developing metabolic syndrome when taking second-generation anti-psychotic medications. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that are risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The study showed a close association with two conditions in particular: high blood pressure and elevated fasting blood sugar levels, which is a precursor to diabetes.
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Vanderbilt Doctors to Screen Patients Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs for Harmful Genetic Variation

Health : Newswise Medical News (3 years ago)

Vanderbilt University Medical Center doctors announced today they will begin screening patients who take commonly prescribed statin drugs for a rare genetic variation that can increase risks for side effects from these drugs such as... Read Post

New Genetic Syndrome Found, Arising From Errors in 'Master Switch' During Early Development

Health : Newswise Medical News (7 hours ago)

Analyzing a puzzling multisystem disorder in three children, genetic experts have identified a new syndrome, dubbed CHOPS syndrome, shedding light on key biological processes during human development. Read Post

Genetic variation increases risk of metabolic side effects in children on some antipsychotics

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 years ago)

Researchers have found a genetic variation predisposing children to six-times greater risk of developing metabolic syndrome when taking second-generation anti-psychotic medications. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that... Read Post


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