Most of us think of fat as a disgusting sign of overindulgence and lethargy. In some cases, it may well be. But new research shows that, far from being superfluous, body fat helps to protect bones and organs,
Psychiatric patients, especially those under 40, are at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Schizophrenics are two to three times more likely to die of heart disease than the rest of us (Diabetes Care, 2003; 26: 1597-605).