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Increasing body weight and risk of limitations in activities of daily living: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Backholer, Kathryn; Wong, E; Freak-Poli, R; Walls, Helen; Peeters, Anna


This study examined the relationship between normal weight, overweight and obesity class I and II+, and the risk of disability, which is defined as impairment in activities of daily living (ADL). Systematic searching of the literature identified eight cross-sectional studies and four longitudinal studies that were comparable for meta-analysis. An additional four cross-sectional studies and one longitudinal study were included for qualitative review. Results from the meta-analysis of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Obesity Reviews
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2011.00970.x


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