Gene That Leads to Severe Weight Gain With Antipsychotic Treatment Discovered, Zucker Hillside Hospital and Feinstein Institute Study
5/8/2012 8:55:23 AM
Antipsychotic medications are increasingly prescribed in the US, but they can cause serious side effects including rapid weight gain, especially in children. In the first study of its kind, researchers at Zucker Hillside Hospital and the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research identified a gene that increases weight gain in those treated with commonly-used antipsychotic drugs.
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