Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Obesity Study to Focus on Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities

CHICAGO -- While the nation's obesity epidemic is the target of many programs to combat it, few such programs embrace an often-overlooked subgroup -- adolescents and young adults with physical or cognitive disabilities.
"There's a higher rate of obesity in this population," says James Rimmer, professor of disability and human development at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and disability specialists need to know much more about the causes and consequences of this significant health risk.

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