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Some antipsychotic drugs linked to increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Researchers analyzed 36 patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder and found that those who were treated with the antipsychotic drugs clozapine or olanzapine resisted insulin and had impaired glucose effectiveness. Thus, they face an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Other research has also linked them to increased risk of obesity and hyperlipidemia. Professionals need to be aware of this risk and monitor their patients closely and take any necessary preventative steps.Schizophrenics generally have a shortened life span due to conditions such as cardiovascular disease.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Ivanhoe Newswire

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About: Some antipsychotic drugs linked to increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Date: 5 January 2005

Source: Ivanhoe Newswire

URL: http://www.ivanhoe.com/channels/p_channelstory.cfm?storyid=10302

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