More Kids Taking Drugs to Combat Obes...

More Kids Taking Drugs to Combat Obesity-Related Health Problems

There are 13 comments on the www.findingdulcinea.com story from Nov 5, 2008, titled More Kids Taking Drugs to Combat Obesity-Related Health Problems. In it, www.findingdulcinea.com reports that:

Doctors are more frequently prescribing drugs to kids with chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and depression.

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Stash

Lenni, PA

#1 Nov 5, 2008
Is there nothing drugs can't solve?
BobbyJo

Lenni, PA

#2 Nov 5, 2008
Holy drug-infested society. When will people learn the concept of moderation - eat healthy, exercise - it's not that hard. Ultimately, it's everyone's responsibility to keep healthy, otherwise, we all end up shelling out cash to fix up the lazy bastards.
barb

Seattle, WA

#3 Nov 5, 2008
this is great news! now everyone will be thin and doped up. it will be like living in a calvin klein ad.
Old Tippecanoe

Lenni, PA

#4 Nov 5, 2008
Too much pie, that's their problem.
warren

Lenni, PA

#5 Nov 5, 2008
i agree that we have gone overboard with drugs. we need to approach medicine in a more holistic manner and lead more balanced lives that promote health.
Jack

Portland, OR

#6 Nov 5, 2008
If the kids are all on drugs for ADHD, but then because they don't run around and burn calories anymore (now that we've sedated them) we give them more drugs to burn calories. Sheesh, we just need to give kids lots of time to play, and teach them about eating properly.
Luke

Lenni, PA

#7 Nov 5, 2008
God forbid we stress exercise and eating better.... always has to be a pharmasuetical solution to our problems.
Diana

Lenni, PA

#8 Nov 5, 2008
Pharmaceutical companies invented depression.
Pat

Lenni, PA

#9 Nov 5, 2008
It is not easy telling a child no when there is so much junk out there to tempt them but it has to be done. As a parent, I would do everything possible to help my child eat healthier and get exercise before resorting to drugs.
Janet

Portland, OR

#10 Nov 5, 2008
Put away the Cheetos and get off the couch! Go play in traffic--that's what I always say.
PE Hater

Lenni, PA

#11 Nov 5, 2008
Get kids to do something in gym class that unlike rope climbing and synchronized swimming isn't pure drudgery, and you may inspire a lifetime of activity.
BettyB

Laramie, WY

#12 Nov 5, 2008
PE Hater wrote:
Get kids to do something in gym class that unlike rope climbing and synchronized swimming isn't pure drudgery, and you may inspire a lifetime of activity.
I think that for some kids, you really could serve them better by at least finding a physical activity that they enjoy. I was fortunate not to have a weight problem, but that didn't make P.E. any less horrifying.

“Ave Satanas”

Since: Dec 06

Bratislava, Slovakia

#13 Nov 6, 2008
Heres a solution...stop eating fast food everyday an complaining your fat !!

good grief !!

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