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Diabetes drug slows weight gain in some children with autism

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September 28, 2016 - "Diabetes drug slows weight gain in some children with autism"- The only two medications approved for children with autism are the antipsychotics risperidone and aripiprazaole, and unfortunately one of the side effects is weight gain and metabolic changes linked to diabetes. According to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry, a common drug for diabetes, metformin, can reverse weight gain in children with autism who take antipsychotic medications.




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