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MetS prevalence higher in youths with bipolar disorder, study finds

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found a 19.8% prevalence of metabolic syndrome among 162 patients with bipolar disorder, ages 13 to 28, compared with 5.5% prevalence among adolescents in the general population. The findings also revealed that low HDL, abdominal obesity and high blood pressure were the most common MetS criteria.

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