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Does obesity or just being overweight have any relationship to epilepsy or seizures?

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Dr. Chuck Shaffer answered

Specializes in Bariatrics

Short answer: Epilepsy is a seizure disorder whose causes are varied and not well understood. Research suggests that certain drugs used to treat epilepsy can result in substantial weight gain and lead to obesity, researchers have discovered that children newly diagnosed with epilepsy are more likely than their non-epileptic counterparts to be obese. The is a possible relationship between epilepsy and obesity.

Answered 8/1/2013

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