New US estimate links obesity to 18% of deaths.

August 27, 2013

Source: NHS Choices: Behind the Headlines

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Date of publication: 16th August, 2013.

Publication type: Journal article.

In a nutshell: A closer look at the research behind recent headlines which suggested that obesity is killing more people than thought.

Length of publication: 1 webpage.

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Willingness to pay for obesity pharmacotherapy.

October 8, 2012

Source: Obesity, 2012, 20 (10), p.2019–2026

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Date of publication: October 2012.

Publication type: Research.

In a nutshell: This study used an online survey to assess preferences and willingness to pay (WTP) for obesity medications among people seeking weight loss in the United States and United Kingdom. Findings showed that patients were willing to pay £6.51/$10.49 per month per percentage point of weight loss that a pharmacotherapy could provide and placed a high value on weight loss and avoiding changes to their lifestyle, and less value on reducing long-term risks to health.

Length of publication: 8 pages.