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Obese children and drugs

Children who are obese may process medicine differently than kids considered normal weight.

Researchers at the Minnesota College of Pharmacy studied drug metabolism in 25 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.

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