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schizophrenia patients the presence of diabetes is associated with lower physical activity participation and lower exercise capacity compared to patients with pre-diabetes and to patients without (pre-) diabetes. Schizophrenia patients without (pre-)diabetes (n?=?86) were compared with pre-diabetic (n?=?10) and diabetic patients (n?=?10). Patients were assessed on physical activity participation using the Baecke physical activity questionnaire and on exercise capacity using a 6-min walk test (6MWT). The three groups were similar in age, sex, mean antipsychotic medication dose, negative and depressive symptoms and smoking behavior. Distance achieved on the 6MWT, however, was approximately 15% shorter Cilomilast chemical structure
(P?<?0.05) in patients withdiabetes than in patients without (pre-)diabetes (500.3?��?76.9?m vs 590.7?��?101.8?m). Patients with diabetes were also significantly less physically active (P?<?0.05). No differences between diabetic and pre-diabetic patients were found. Pre-diabetic patients had a higher body mass index (BMI) than non-diabetic patients (30.0?��?7.3 vs 24.3?��?4.3, P?<?0.05). An interaction effect with BMI for differences in Baecke (F?=?29.9, P?<?0.001) and 6MWT (F?=?13.0, P?<?0.001) scores was seen between diabetic and <a href="http://www.selleckchem.com/products/mk-4827-niraparib-tosylate.html
">MK-4827 ic50 non-diabetic patients on univariate ANCOVA. The additive burden of diabetes might place patients with schizophrenia at an even greater risk for functional limitations in daily life. PATIENTS WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA are at a greater risk of type 2 diabetes, with prevalence rates reaching more than twofold those of the general population.[1, 2] Although it has been reported that patients with schizophrenia may be genetically predisposed to type 2 diabetes,[3, 4] antipsychotic treatment and an unhealthy lifestyle may equally contribute to the development of this severe metabolic disease.[5, 6] Compared with first-generation antispsychotics, second-generation antipsychotics are associated with a slightly to moderately increased diabetes risk. The risk of diabetes-related adverse events, however, differs between second-generation antipsychotics, with olanzapine and clozapine and, to a lesser extent, quetiapine and risperidone having the highest risks.[8, 9] Therefore, switching antipsychotic medication to one with a lower metabolic liability as well as lifestyle changes, such as a healthy diet and physical activity, should be considered when managing pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes in patients with schizophrenia.