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Schizophrenics at Greater Risk of Getting Diseases

(2/21/2014)

Schizophrenics at Greater Risk of Getting Diseases
ScienceDaily
February 21, 2014

People suffering from schizophrenia have an increased risk of contracting autoimmune diseases, especially if they have suffered from a severe infection, new research shows. The researchers have been able to show certain correlations with great statistical certainty, but the study does not provide a definitive explanation for why schizophrenics have such an increased risk of contracting these diseases, except to suggest that lifestyle, genetics and the disease itself may contribute to the complicated situation.

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140221103930.htm


Keywords: schizophrenia, increased, risk, diseases, infection, study



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