Obese children may process medicine differently than kids with normal weight
SPOKANE, Wash. - Children who are obese may process medicine differently than kids considered normal weight. Researchers at the Minnesota College of Pharmacy studied drug metabolism in twenty-five healthy weight and obese children, and found that overweight kids processed drugs at different rates.
This has implications for drug absorption, metabolism and elimination, and shows some children may be getting too much, or too little, important medication. The researchers plan more studies to learn exactly how drugs are metabolized in obese children. They hope to develop new dosing regiments. The study was funded by the Nih National Center for Research Resources.
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