Pound Foolish

Engber, Daniel
May 2013
Pacific Standard;May/Jun2013, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p14
The article discusses several research studies about obesity. A study by epidemiologist Katherine Flegal showed that obesity can help extend the life of a person. A study by Christina C. Wee revealed that obesity is a key barrier to preventive care because overweight persons considered health care as a waste of time. Pieter H. M. van Baal and his colleagues presented an analysis of lifetime medical costs of obesity.


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