Steamboat springs in Colorado has the highest prolactins in the country and one of the highest in the nation.
The study released Wednesday by the National Institutes of Health found elevated prolactine levels in one 11-year-old boy who has been in a treatment facility for the condition.
This is the highest number of cases in the state, according to the state.
It is the first study to show elevated prolacine levels among boys in Colorado.
While it’s unclear why the boy is taking the treatment, a medical exam showed elevated prolaccid levels, the CDC said.
The boy is in stable condition and no other children or pets were affected, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement.
Elevated levels of prolactina, a hormone that’s produced when blood clots in the legs and abdomen, are linked to increased risk for heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers, according the Mayo Clinic.
“While we cannot determine cause and effect, elevated prolaca may be related to the fact that boys are getting more exercise in summertime and are more likely to get a diagnosis,” said Dr. Eric S. Lasker, an assistant professor at the Mayo clinic.
Some parents worry about their children’s safety as they exercise in the hot summer months, but Sisko said his research found that children who took the treatment experienced less stress, and less stress associated with heart attacks and strokes.
“We’ve had a lot of parents who are very concerned about their kids safety,” he said.
In a report last year, the FDA noted that high prolactinemias are linked with heart problems, strokes and cancer.
The FDA also noted that in children older than 11, prolactid levels are elevated.
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