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“The Metabolic Syndrome”: Psychopharmacologists Should Weigh the Evidence for Weighing the Patient

Stephen M. Stahl

Published: December 1, 2002

Article Abstract

It is no secret that the population of the United States is getting bigger—and not just more people, but more pounds per person as well. In fact, more than 60%, or about 100 million people, are overweight, and half of these are obese, which increases risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers. Furthermore, it is becoming increasingly clear that psychiatric disorders and their treatments also impact these same health factors.

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