Double your size, double your drugs.
Overweight kids are significantly more likely to take prescription medications than their normal-weight peers, increasing the already expensive costs for treating childhood obesity, according to a new study by the University of Alberta.Fat parents have fat kids.
Over 2,000 Canadian children's medication use were analyzed from the 2007 through 2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey.
The team of experts, from the School of Public Health, discovered that overweight and obese kids (ages 12 to 19) were 59% more likely to take prescription drugs than kids of average weight.
Kudos, fat adults.