Research by Topic: obesity

A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Metformin for the Treatment of Overweight Induced by Antipsychotic Medication in Young People With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Open-Label Extension

Published June 24, 2019 in Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

OBJECTIVE: A previous study reported on a 16-week placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial (RCT) of metformin for weight stabilization in 61 children and adolescents 6 to 17 years old with autism spectrum disorder who were prescribed atypical antipsychotics. The present study describes the results of a 16-week open-label extension.METHOD: Fifty-two participants from the acute trial (85%) […]

https://jaacap.org/article/S0890-8567(17)31180-2/fulltext

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Scientists monkey around with genes to create a new animal model of autism

Published February 3, 2016

This week saw two studies advancing a new type of animal model for autism:  the monkey.  Environmental factors had been studied using this model, but this week saw the very first genetic model of autism in a monkey that also demonstrates features of autism.  At the same time, another study published data on a new test to […]

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