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June 25, 2007

'Huge' Weight Gains Reported By Patients On Prescription Drugs

Topics: Medicine

On prescription drugs and fighting the battle of the bulge more than before? The problem could lie somewhat in the drugs you're taking.

Scientists in Scotland report that all of the patients they studied, on medication for conditions as diverse as diabetes, epilepsy, depression, high blood pressure and schizophrenia, showed evidence of weight increase, and warn that thousands of people who take prescription medicines are gaining large amounts of weight as an unexpected side effect. The researchers, who found that some patients were putting on up to 22lbs in a year, say that the drugs may even be contributing to the nation's rocketing obesity epidemic ...

Posted by Richard at June 25, 2007 6:18 AM

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