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Lower-limb amputation and body weight changes in men

Alyson J. Littman, PhD, et al.

Little is known about the relationship between lower-limb amputation (LLA) and subsequent changes in body weight. We evaluated weight changes in 759 males with amputation and 3,790 males without amputation who were matched on age, body mass index, diabetes, and calendar year. Weight gain in the 2 yr after amputation was significantly higher in men with an amputation than without and in men with a higher rather than lower amputation. Generally, percent weight gain peaked at 2 yr and was followed by some weight loss in the third year. These findings indicate that LLA is often followed by clinically important weight gain.

Volume 52 Number 2, 2015
   Pages 159 — 170

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Littman AJ, Thompson ML, Arterburn DE, Bouldin E, Haselkorn JK, Sangeorzan BJ, Boyko EJ. Lower-limb amputation and body weight changes in men. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(2):159–70.

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