Title: Health and economic burden of the projected obesity trends in the USA and the UK.
Source: The Lancet, 2011, 378 (9793), p. 815-825.
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Date of publication: August, 2011.
Publication type: Statistics.
In a nutshell: Using a simulation model, the authors have calculated the projected probable health and economic consequences of a continued rise in obesity over the next two decades amongst the populations of the USA and the UK. They conclude that the costs associated with the treatment of preventable obesity-related diseases are such that effective policies to promote healthier weight will have noted economic benefits.
Length of publication: 11 pages.
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