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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation