Learn about the medicines for Diabetes and Blood pressure level and about the risks of obesity in this medical report.
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For Insidermedicine in 60, I am Allison Chow from Queen's University. From Maryland. According to research in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, children are increasingly being prescribed diabetes and blood pressure drugs. In a study of over five million patients aged 6-18, researchers found that between November 2004 and June 2007, the frequency of children and teens being prescribed medications for hypertension, dyslipidemia, or diabetes increased by 15%. From San Francisco. According to research in the Journal Neurology, obesity may increase the risk for restless leg syndrome. In a review of two studies involving a total of over 88,000 people, researchers found that obese men and women were 42% more likely to develop restless leg syndrome than those of normal weight. This was particularly true when the extra weight was concentrated around the belly. And finally, from New Jersey. According to research in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, reducing sugar and increasing fiber intake can help prevent diabetes in children. In a study of 54 overweight adolescents, researchers found that the equivalent of one less can of soda and one extra serving of beans each day led to significantly improved metabolic factors, like insulin response and visceral fat. For Insidermedicine in 60, I am Allison Chow from Queen's University.