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This study was able to pinpoint the 10% increase in body mass to altered gut bacteria by transplanting the gut microbiome from mice given the risperidone drug to the control mice and the same effect occurred.

Risperidone is a common drug that is used to treat autism, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia in adults and children and its prescribing rate has increased 8-fold in the last 2 decades.

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