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The effectiveness of the Keeping the Body in Mind Xtend pilot lifestyle program on dietary intake in first-episode psychosis: Two-year outcomes


BACKGROUND: Severe mental illness is characterised by a 15-year mortality gap driven by cardiometabolic disease. Antipsychotic treatment leads to increased appetite and rapid weight gain. The 12-week lifestyle pilot intervention improved dietary intake and prevented antipsychotic-induced weight gain. Here we report two-year outcomes. METHOD: Participants were exposed to an extended program. Weight and waist circumference were measured, and food frequency questionnaire completed. RESULTS: Diet quality was higher, and discretionary food intake was 40% lower, at two-years compared to baseline. Weight and waist-circumference did not increase. CONCLUSION: This pilot study demonstrated sustained effectiveness of a dietetic intervention in youth with first-episode psychosis with improvements in diet quality and no increase in weight secondary to antipsychotic medication initiation.

Type Journal
ISBN 1871-403X (Print) 1871-403X (Linking)
Authors Teasdale, S. B.; Curtis, J.; Ward, P. B.; Watkins, A.; Lederman, O.; Rosenbaum, S.; Kalucy, M.; Lappin, J.; Samaras, K.
Responsible Garvan Author Prof Katherine Samaras
Publisher Name Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
Published Date 2019-04-01
Published Volume 13
Published Issue 2
Published Pages 214-216
Status Published in-print
DOI 10.1016/j.orcp.2019.02.003
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