TITLE

THE COSTS OF OBESITY AND IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICYMAKERS

AUTHOR(S)
Finkelstein, Eric A.; Strombotne, Kiersten L.; Popkin, Barry M.
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Choices: The Magazine of Food, Farm & Resource Issues;2010 3rd Quarter, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the direct and indirect costs of obesity, and its implications on health expenditures incurred by the government and employers. The increase in the utilization of healthcare by obese individuals result in higher annual medical expenditures. In addition to increased medical spending, lost productivity was noted in obese employees with their higher rates of absenteeism, together with greater number of claims for more disability and worker's compensation.
ACCESSION #
55259293

 

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