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Lifestyle Intervention Helps People Taking Antipsychotic Medications Lose Weight and Reduce Diabetes Risk

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People with serious mental illnesses are already at higher risk for obesity and the medications that control their symptoms often lead to additional weight gain. Our study helped people lose weight and improve blood glucose.

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Lifestyle Intervention Helps People Taking Antipsychotic Medications Lose Weight and Reduce Diabetes Risk

People with serious mental illnesses are already at higher risk for obesity and the medications that control their symptoms often lead to additional weight gain. Our study helped people lose weight and improve blood glucose.

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