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Overweight and obesity among children at risk of intellectual disability in 20 low and middle income countries.

Authors
  • Savage, A1
  • Emerson, E2, 3
  • 1 Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. , (Canada)
  • 2 Centre for Disability Research and Policy, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. [email protected] , (Australia)
  • 3 Centre for Disability Research, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom. [email protected] , (United Kingdom)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2016
Volume
60
Issue
11
Pages
1128–1135
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/jir.12309
PMID: 27444252
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

These results stand in stark contrast to evidence from high income countries which suggest that children with ID are at significantly increased risk of obesity when compared to their non-intellectually disabled peers.

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