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Does Preventing Obesity Lead to Reduced Health-Care Costs?

Authors
Journal
PLoS Medicine
1549-1277
Publisher
Public Library of Science
Publication Date
Volume
5
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050037
Keywords
  • Perspectives
  • Evidence-Based Healthcare
  • Nutrition
  • Public Health And Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Care Statistics
  • Health Economics
  • Obesity
  • Public Health
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

The author discusses the implications of a new study that used data from The Netherlands to simulate the annual and lifetime medical costs attributable to obesity.

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