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ERIC Number: EJ1143113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2372-451X
Obesity, Nutrition, and Physical Activity for People with Significant Disabilities
Grumstrup, Brianna; Demchak, MaryAnn
Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, v36 n1 p13-28 2017
This review of literature focuses on health issues for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ID), Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), and Multiple Impairments (MI). This population has two to three times higher overweight and obesity prevalence than typically developing individuals. Furthermore, they have higher risk for obesity-related diseases such as reduced lifespan and quality of life. Contributing factors for higher rates of overweight or obesity, effective interventions, and barriers to health knowledge and practice are discussed. Implications and future research needs are highlighted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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