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Do patients with Tourette Syndrome or chronic tic disorder have an increased risk of metabolic and cardiovascular disorders?

Posted on 15 January 2019 by Helen Robbins


Tourettes Action funded a research paper that has recently been published in prestigious journal JAMA neurology

The research was a longtitudinal population based cohort study including thousands of individuals living in Sweden between 1973 and 2013.

The findings of this study suggest that TS and Chronic Tic Disorder are associated with a substantial risk of metabolic and cardiovascular disorders, such as obesity, circulatory system problems, and type 2 diabetes. The results highlight the importance of carefully monitoring cardiometabolic health in patients with TS or CTD across the lifespan, particularly in those with comorbid attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

To read the abstract of the paper please visit the JAMA neurology website

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