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Healthy Eating Eluding Many With Disabilities

Date Released: 
Fri, 10/24/2014

Healthy Eating Eluding Many With Disabilities

People with disabilities are falling far short when it comes to consuming recommended levels of vitamins and other nutrients, researchers say.

Most Americans do not adhere to daily nutrition recommendations, but a new study finds that those with disabilities are fairing below average.

Researchers looked at data on nearly 12,000 people — including over 4,200 with various disabilities — who participated in the government’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, which inquire about food and supplement intake.

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