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Disability and Obesity

Cartoon rendering of a bathroom scale with foot imprints.This article, prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), gives insights into what weight ranges constitute overweight and obese for children and adults, and the challenges that people with disabilities face when it comes to eating healthy, controlling their weight, and being physically active.

Information Topics: 

  • Obesity definitions
  • The Obesity Epidemic
  • Challenges Facing People with Disabilities
  • What can be done?
  • Health Consequences of Overweight and Obesity

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