Obesity, physical activity, and the metabolic syndrome in adult neuromuscular disease

David D. Kilmer, Holly Zhao

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Abstract

There is now preliminary evidence that with greater life span in individuals with NMDs, complications of obesity and reduced physical activity will gain increasing importance in reducing quality of life. Preventing and treating cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus and their precursor, metabolic syndrome, is even more challenging than in able-bodied individuals. Understanding the physical, emotional, and socioeconomic issues affecting many individuals with NMDs and other physical disabilities is the first step in finding a solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1053-1062
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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