Relationships between physical fitness, physical activity, smoking and metabolic and mental health parameters in people with schizophrenia

@article{Vancampfort2013RelationshipsBP,
  title={Relationships between physical fitness, physical activity, smoking and metabolic and mental health parameters in people with schizophrenia},
  author={D. Vancampfort and M. Probst and T. Scheewe and A. Herdt and M. Hert},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={207},
  pages={25-32}
}
Low physical fitness has been recognised as a prominent behavioural risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and metabolic syndrome (MetS), and as an independent risk factor for all-cause mortality. No studies have systematically assessed physical fitness compared with a matched health control group in patients with schizophrenia. Eighty patients with schizophrenia and 40 age-, gender- and body mass index (BMI)-matched healthy volunteers were included. All participants performed an Eurofit… Expand
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