Serious Mental Illness No Barrier to Weight Loss Success, Johns Hopkins University Study

Published: Mar 22, 2013

Through a program that teaches simple nutrition messages and involves both counseling and regular exercise classes, people with serious mental illness can make healthy behavioral changes and achieve significant weight loss, according to new Johns Hopkins research. These weight loss amounts were similar to those in other successful programs studied with subjects in the general population -- studies that specifically excluded people with serious mental illnesses, the researchers say.

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