Contact: Jackie Oberst
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
Caption: Over 80 percent of people with serious mental illnesses are overweight or obese, which contributes to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and a shortened life expectancy than that of the general population. Yet they are often left out of weight loss studies. An NIMH-funded study called Project ACHIEVE challenged this notion—and succeeded.
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