Health and economic burden of the projected obesity trends in the USA and the UK.

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.

Follow this link for abstract.

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.

 Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

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