Schizophrenia Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Risk of diabetes is present regardless of patient's history of antipsychotic drug use, diet, or exercise.
Risk of diabetes is present regardless of patient's history of antipsychotic drug use, diet, or exercise.

A study suggests that individuals with schizophrenia are 3 times as likely to have type 2 diabetes. People with early schizophrenia therefore may have already started down the road to diabetes, even prior to actual diagnosis.

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