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Poor Diet May Contribute to Health Risks for Women of Reproductive Age with Disabilities

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Women between the ages of 18-44 who reported having some type of disability, such as those related to cognition and activities of daily life, reported low diet healthfulness and low levels of food security when compared to women of the same age who did not have a disability, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2021.

While diet is a potentially modifiable behavior critical for women of reproductive age, limited research is available regarding the potential differences in women's diets categorized by disability status.

"Women with disabilities ...