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Body composition in psychotic disorders: a general population survey

Saarni SE et al.
Used Parameters : SLM, BFM, FFM, BMI, PBF, WHR

Publication Year : 2009

Country : Finland

Journal : Psychological medicine

BackgroundThe literature suggests an association between obesity and schizophrenia but fat mass and fat-free mass, which have been shown to be more predictive of all-cause mortality than only waist circumference and obesity [body mass index (BMI)⩾ 30 kg/m2], have not been reported in psychotic disorders. We examined the detailed body composition of people with different psychotic disorders in a large population-based sample. MethodWe used a nationally representative sample of 8082 adult Finns aged⩾ 30 years with measured …
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