Southampton professor leads study to prevent premature death among schizophrenia patients (From Daily Echo)
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Southampton professor leads study to prevent premature death among schizophrenia patients
12:41pm Monday 24th February 2014 in News
A SOUTHAMPTON professor will lead a new study exploring how to prevent premature death in schizophrenia patients.
Professor Holt said: “We know people with severe mental illness die ten to 20 years earlier than the general population. The commonest cause is from heart disease and being overweight or obese increases this risk. We want to develop a programme for use in the NHS that will help people with schizophrenia address the problem of obesity.”