Higher white blood cell counts are associated with an increased risk for metabolic syndrome and more severe psychopathology in non-diabetic patients with schizophrenia.

@article{Fan2010HigherWB,
  title={Higher white blood cell counts are associated with an increased risk for metabolic syndrome and more severe psychopathology in non-diabetic patients with schizophrenia.},
  author={X Fan and Emily Y Liu and Oliver Freudenreich and Ju Hyung Park and Dengtang Liu and Jijun Wang and Zhenghui Yi and Donald C. Goff and David C Henderson},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={2010},
  volume={118 1-3},
  pages={211-7}
}
BACKGROUND Unequivocal evidence has emerged linking inflammation to the risk of metabolic problems. Previous research also has suggested a relationship between inflammation and schizophrenia. The present study examined whether white blood cell count (WBC), a marker of systemic inflammation, is associated with metabolic syndrome and psychiatric symptoms in non-diabetic patients with schizophrenia. METHODS Outpatients 19 to 75 years old diagnosed with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder… CONTINUE READING

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