Children and Drugs: Five Common Food Interactions

Children and Drugs: Five Common Food Interactions

Children and drugs are a rising concern. As the number of chronic diseases our children face rises, so does the number of medications our children take to manage those diseases. Along with those increases in the medications they take comes the danger of adverse interactions with certain foods.

In this article by Blerina Mukallari, she shares the five foods known for the highest rate of negative interactions with food in children and what you can do to avoid many serious problems.


Thyroid cancer is the third most common solid tumor cancer type in children. Of all cases of thyroid cancer, about 5% occur in children and teens.    In adults with thyroid nodules, only about 5% turn out to be cancer. In children and teens, that percentage increases to over 26%.  In adults, thyroid cancer is 2 to 3 times more common in women than in men, but this distinction is less relevant for children. Girls under age 15 are somewhat more likely than boys to develop thyroid cancer and have 1.5 times the risk of boys. In adolescents over 15 years old, girls are 3 times more likely to get thyroid cancer than boys.

You can read the concern by Melissa Conrad Stoppler, M.D. here:


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