- Improving Nutrition in the Schools
- A Paradigm Shift in Youth Sports and Recreation Is Needed to Include More Youths with Disabilities and Health Conditions Including Obesity into the Mainstream of Sports and Recreation in America
- Obesity in Youth With and Without Disabilities
- Obesity is a Major Concern for Youth and Adults with Disabilities
- Low Muscle Strength and Obesity May Lead to Troublesome Health Concerns in Later Life in Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
- Aerobic Fitness and Obesity in Adolescents and Young Adults with Spina Bifida
- Obesity Swells Into a Mega-Epidemic
- A Personal Story on How Obesity Affects One Person with a Disability
- Are You At Risk? Understanding BMI and What It Means to You
- Obesity and Physical Fitness of Pre-Adolescent Children During the Academic Year and the Summer Period
- Underweight, Obesity and Exercise Among Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in Supported Accommodation in Northern England
- Obesity Is a Major Secondary Condition Among People with Mental Illness
- Obesity and Mental Illness
- Obesity Rates in Youth with Disabilities
Abstract by: Tracy RayVan Mil, E., Westerterp, K.R., Gerver, W., VanMarken Lichtenbelt, W.D., Kester, A.D., & Saris, W. (2001). Body composition in Prader-Willi syndrome compared with nonsyndromal obesity: Relationship to physical activity and growth hormone function. The Journal of Pediatrics, 139(5), 708-714.
PurposePrader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is a disorder of chromosome 15. It is a known syndrome of hypotonia (decreased muscle tone), hypogonadism (decrease of pituitary hormones), mental retardation, and obesity. Obesity is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in people with PWS. Both a growth hormone deficiency and inactivity are linked to obesity. The purpose of this study was to determine if physical activity and growth hormone treatment would have inverse relations with adiposity or fat.