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Obesity Impacting More with Disabilities

June 28, 2013
Source: Disability Scoop

Nearly 42 percent of American adults with disabilities are obese and 9 percent are extremely obese, according to a study being published in the July issue of the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. In comparison, about 29 percent of adults without disabilities were found to be obese and 3.9 percent were identified as extremely obese, the study found. The research is believed to be the first to examine weight issues among Americans with disabilities using actual measurements of height and weight from the individuals studied rather than anecdotal reports alone.

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