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Promoting weight loss in people with schizophrenia: what do we still need to learn before implementing lifestyle interventions?

  • Peter Coventry (a1), Emily Peckham (a2) and Jo Taylor (a3)

Holt et al show that a lifestyle intervention did not reduce weight in people with schizophrenia. The STEPWISE trial casts a critical focus on the challenges of improving physical health in people with schizophrenia. The trial underpins efforts to maintain momentum in overcoming the unacceptable health inequalities in this population.

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Correspondence: Peter Coventry, Department of Health Sciences, Seebohm Rowntree Building, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK. Email:
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Promoting weight loss in people with schizophrenia: what do we still need to learn before implementing lifestyle interventions?

  • Peter Coventry (a1), Emily Peckham (a2) and Jo Taylor (a3)
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