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In early clinical study investigators confirmed that berberine could prevent glucose and lipid metabolism disorder in schizophrenia, so investigators intend to verify the effect and safety of berberine in treatment for metabolic syndrome in schizophrenia.
The study is an open lable clinical intervention trial, include 30 female patients with diagnosis of schizophrenia and metabolic syndrome.Participants will be given berberine（ 300mgTID） as an add-on therapy lasting 8 weeks.
Tianjin Anding Hospital
Tianjin Anding Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-08-16T16:08:21-0400
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