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AUCD: Poster Symposium: Improving Physical, Mental and Emotional Health and Wellness for People with Disabilities: Cardiovascular Risk and Accelerated Aging among Adult Athletes with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Examining State-Level Variation

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Presenter

Lauren Bishop-Fitzpatrick, MSW, Doctoral Candidate
UCLID Center, LEND

Description

This presentation will describe a research study that examined state-level variation in the relationship between age and cardiovascular risk among adult Special Olympics athletes. Findings indicate that there is significant variability in cardiovascular risk and in the relationship between age and cardiovascular risk by state, suggesting that possibilities exist for improving cardiovascular risk and longevity through advocacy and engagement efforts at the state- and national-level.

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