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Volume 4: No. 3, July 2007

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Medical Treatment and Weight Gain [Response to Letter]


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Suggested citation for this article: Newell A, Zlot A. Medical treatment and weight gain [response to letter]. Prev Chronic Dis [serial online] 2007 Jul [date cited]. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2007/
jul/07_0082.htm.

In Reply:

We appreciate your bringing this important issue to our attention (1). During our review (2), we focused on the role that genetics plays in the development of obesity but did not explore research related to genetics and weight gain associated with medical treatment. A recent article by Muller and Kennedy in the September 2006 issue of Pharmacogenomics (3) provides an interesting review of the genetic aspects of weight gain associated with antipsychotic use.

Astrid Newell, MD
Amy Zlot, MPH
Oregon Genetics Program
Oregon Department of Human Services
Portland, Ore

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  1. McGinn E. Medical treatment and weight gain [letter to the editor]. Prev Chronic Dis [serial online] 2007 Jul.
  2. Newell A, Zlot A, Silvey K, Ariail K. Addressing the obesity epidemic: a genomics perspective. Prev Chronic Dis [serial online] 2007 Apr.
  3. Muller DJ, Kennedy JL. Genetics of antipsychotic treatment emergent weight gain in schizophrenia. Pharmacogenomics 2006;7(6):863-87.

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