TITLE

Obesity intervention "very effective" in reducing drug costs

PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;12/15/2010, Issue 619, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses research on the effectiveness of a medically supervised intensive behavioural weight loss programme on improving diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors and reducing medical costs among obese persons, which references a study by J. W. Anderson and colleagues presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity.
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56569062

 

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