Exercise improves physical capacity in obese patients with schizophrenia: pilot study.

@article{Strassnig2012ExerciseIP,
  title={Exercise improves physical capacity in obese patients with schizophrenia: pilot study.},
  author={Martin Strassnig and John W. Newcomer and Phillip D Harvey},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={2012},
  volume={141 2-3},
  pages={284-5}
}
Obesity and related cardiometabolic complications are highly prevalent in schizophrenia and cause staggering cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality rates (Newcomer and Hennekens, 2007). Aside from treatment with adipogenic psychotropic medication, there are several othermodifiable lifestyle factors that negatively impact upon cardiovascular health in schizophrenia such as high rates of smoking, poor diets, and lack of physical activityand fitness (Brown et al., 1999). Low… CONTINUE READING

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