Nutrition and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities: Systematic literature review results

Kathleen Humphries, Meg Ann Traci, Tom Seekins

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Approximately 4.5 million Americans have an intellectual or developmental disability. Concern is increasing about these individuals' nutrition-related behavior and its implications for their health. This article reports on a systematic search of the current literature listed in the PsycINFO and PubMed databases related to nutritional status of adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The authors used key terms for nutrition, secondary conditions, and intellectual and developmental disability and categorized literature pertaining to nutrition-related studies of adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities as follows: dietary intake studies, anthropometric assessments of nutritional risks, biochemical indexes, and clinical evaluations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-185
Number of pages23
JournalIntellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Community and Home Care
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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