TITLE

Prevalence and costs of obesity keeps rising

PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
Research Review (International Council on Active Aging);9/7/2011, Vol. 11 Issue 32, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
71771478

 

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