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Ugeskr Laeger. 2010 Dec 6;172(49):3399-404.

[Metabolic syndrome in schizophrenia].

[Article in Danish]

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  • 1Center for Psykiatrisk Forskning, Ã…rhus Universitetshospital, Risskov, 8240 Risskov, Denmark.


The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a serious risk factor for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, both of which are highly prevalent in patients with schizophrenia. Unhealthy lifestyle and antipsychotic medication are well known causes of MetS. Pharmacological as well as non-pharmacological interventions, including cognitive behavioural therapy, physical exercise and diet, seem to be effective in reducing MetS. Systematic screening and early intervention of MetS in patients with schizophrenia would be beneficial in reducing the risk of somatic disease and early death.

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