Weight loss interventions in specific groups: Adults with intellectual disabilities and obesity

Spanos, D. and Melville, C. A. (2018) Weight loss interventions in specific groups: Adults with intellectual disabilities and obesity. In: Hankey, C. and Whelan, K. (eds.) Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics in Obesity. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, pp. 235-241. ISBN 9780470670767 (doi: 10.1002/9781118857991.ch4)

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Abstract

To understand the needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities (IDs), this chapter will start with a definition of ID, a summary of the prevalence studies of obesity and an outline of the determinants of obesity in this population group. National clinical guidelines [1–2] recommend the use of multicomponent weight loss interventions for the management of obesity. Therefore, the issues around multicomponent weight loss interventions for adults with ID and obesity are discussed in the final part of the chapter.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Melville, Professor Craig
Authors: Spanos, D., and Melville, C. A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics in Obesity
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
ISBN:9780470670767
Published Online:24 November 2017

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