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Serious Mental Illness No Barrier to Weight Loss Success

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Population at high risk for obesity-related mortality able to make healthy lifestyle changes

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.



Not really a surprise to me, but gives me one less excuse for being overweight


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