Are There Shared Genetic Factors Between Weight and Major Psychiatric Disorders?

JAMA Psychiatry

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What The Study Did: Data from 1.3 million people were used to investigate genetic overlap between body mass index and major psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. Obesity is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and a shorter life expectancy among people with major psychiatric disorders is mainly due to coexisting cardiovascular diseases.

Authors: Shahram Bahrami, Ph.D., and Ole A. Andreassen, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Oslo in Norway, are the corresponding authors.

 

(10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.4188)

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