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Behavioral Drugs May Triple Kids' Risk of Diabetes

Behavioral Drugs May Triple Kids' Risk of Diabetes

(NEWSER– Anti-psychotic drugs, used to treat behavioral disorders in children, may actually be tripling their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Those who took Abilify, Risperdal, Seroquel, and Zyprexa were three times more at risk than those who took other drugs for the same issues,USA Today reports, via a 12-year study in JAMA Psychiatry. Scarier still: The risk jumps within the first year of taking the drugs and continues up to a year after use, proving it's not just long-term use that's a problem, researchers say.

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