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Adverse events more likely in youths with ALL, obesity

Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and obesity who underwent pre-maintenance chemotherapy had significantly more frequent insulin-requiring hypoglycemia and treatment-requiring hypertension compared with those without obesity, researchers reported in the journal Pediatric Blood & Cancer. The findings also showed increased incidence rates for recurrent febrile neutropenia admissions and recurrent admission-requiring infections among those with obesity.

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