Abstract

Obesity is a major health problem in the US and overweight and obesity increase cardiovascular risk factors. The problem is known to be more prevalent among African American and Latino populations. Weight gain among those recovering from substance abuse is well known among treatment professionals and recovering people, but it is not documented.

Notes

Poster reporting research results on a study of weight gain in women who are recovering from substance abuse.

Keywords

Substance abuse and weight gain, Institute for Urban Health Research, Bouvé, College of Health Sciences

Subject Categories

Obesity in women, Substance abuse--Treatment

Disciplines

Public Health | Rehabilitation and Therapy

Publisher

Northeastern University

Publication Date

2007

Rights Holder

Northeastern University



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