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Study: More children on medication

November 3, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Researchers say more and more kids are taking medication on a regular basis, and the increase is dramatic.A study, in the Journal Pediatrics reveals that kids between the ages of 5 and 19 are being given drugs to treat chronic conditions like hyperactivity, asthma and high cholesterol.

The number of children being treated for Type 2 diabetes more than doubled between 2002 and 2005.

Since Type 2 diabetes is linked to obesity, researchers think part of the increase is due to poor eating habits, and more sedentary behavior.


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