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ERIC Number: EJ948311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
AAHD's Health Promotion and Wellness: Part 1--Obesity and Disability
Exceptional Parent, v41 n5 p34 May 2011
Obesity increases the risk of many health conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancers, high blood pressure, lipid disorders, stroke and more. While obesity affects more than one third of all adult Americans, people with disabilities are more likely to be overweight or obese and often have fewer tools for controlling weight at their disposal. Higher obesity rates among young people with disabilities may lead to a greater number of secondary health conditions (heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression, high blood pressure) and poorer prognosis of good health in adulthood. Regular physical activity can promote important health benefits for children and adults with disabilities. Obesity is complex, and reducing its incidence in people with disabilities demands action at many different levels--research, support for healthy eating, improved accessibility to exercise and sports, and programs that make it easier for people with disabilities to make healthier choices. (Contains 6 resources and 3 online resources.)
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Language: English
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