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Obesity in disabled children and adolescents : an overlooked group of patients

REINEHR , Thomas
et al
April 2010

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This article presents the results of a literature review about the relationship between disability and obesity in childhood and adolescence. "A total of 38 relevant articles were identified. All studies agreed that the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children with disabilities was almost twice that in their non-disabled peers. No effective, long-lasting interventions for obesity in disabled children and adolescents have been published. Conclusion: Since a high proportion of disabled children and adolescents are overweight or obese, effective strategies for preventing and managing excess weight need to be developed so as not to further endanger their social participation. Moreover, risk factors for overweight in disabled children and adolescents should be identified and their weight status carefully monitored"
Deutsche Arzteblatt International Journal, Vol 107, Issue 15

High level meeting on non-communicable diseases

GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS

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This website presents information from the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. The high-level meeting addressed the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases worldwide, with a particular focus on developmental and other challenges and social and economic impacts, particularly for developing countries. Background information, key documents, civil society participation, resources and letters are provided. This website is useful to anyone interested in prevention and control of non-communicable diseases worldwide
High level meeting on non-communicable diseases
New York, New York
19-20 September 2011

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THE NCD ALLIANCE

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This section provides resources such as reports, presentations, statements, press releases and other forms of media coverage about non-communicable diseases and the initiatives of The NCD Alliance. This resource is useful to anyone interested in non-communicable diseases

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