Prevalence and costs of obesity keeps rising

September 2011
Research Review (International Council on Active Aging);9/7/2011, Vol. 11 Issue 32, p2
The article focuses on the rising prevalence and costs of obesity in the U.S. and Great Britain. Current pertinent statistics are reported together with a simulation model used to project probable health and economic consequences. Year 2030 estimates for both U.S. and Great Britain are presented together with their associated costs. The impact of many chronic and acute health disorders associated with excess bodyweight is discussed including the catastrophic consequences of inaction.


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