Kid Meds: It’s a Girl Thing

The number of children who take pills for type 2 diabetes – the kind that's closely linked to obesity – more than doubled from 2002 to 2005….Doctors also saw big increases in prescriptions for high cholesterol, asthma and attention deficit and hyperactivity.

Most of the increase….was seen in girls. The gender gap was most striking in diabetes: While the number of boys taking medication grew by 39%, the number of girls using them climbed by 147%.

Full study here and USA Today report here.

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  1. Joe S says:

    They’re clearly the weaker sex.

  2. Nancy says:

    Just remember, Joe. We live longer.