Cardiometabolic profile of young adults with intellectual disability

Niall McKenna*, Michael Brown

*Corresponding author for this work

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Research evidence details the significant health needs and inequalities experienced by many people with intellectual disabilities that contribute to their poor physical and mental
health. While life expectancy has increased many continue to die prematurely from avoidable and preventable conditions. Poor diet, obesity, low levels of physical activity, poor
lipid profile and Type 2 Diabetes are common cardiometabolic risk factors that if not treated result in high rates of mortality and morbidity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-532
Number of pages16
JournalEvidence-Based Nursing
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sept 2023


  • Cardiometabolic
  • intellectual disability


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