Nutrition and exercise program shows promise in young adults with intellectual disabilities

Adhering to a diet and exercise program to manage health can be a challenge for anyone. But maintaining a healthy weight may present unique challenges for young adults with inherent barriers such as cognitive impairment.

A pilot study at the University of Cincinnati found that young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disabilities (ID) were able to lose or maintain their weight with a system of education and support in place.

"It was a wonderful experience to work with the young adults and see them be empowered to select their health goa