Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Study finds ... something about fat kids' drug metabolism

This kind of reporting annoys the hell out of me. A study looked at how fat kids and normal kids metabolize caffeine and dextromethorphan (the part of cough medicine you can feel coursing through you, though I did see a study that said it didn't reduce coughs).
They found that obese children metabolized both drugs at different rates than healthy weight children.
But they didn't say if they metabolized them faster or slower! Jesus, woman, tell me the results of the study. Don't just tease me and make me hope some actual news organization will cover the conference and report on it, or pay the subscription fee to the journal.

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