Chronic disease burden associated with overweight and obesity in Ireland: the effects of a small BMI reduction at population level

@inproceedings{Kearns2014ChronicDB,
  title={Chronic disease burden associated with overweight and obesity in Ireland: the effects of a small BMI reduction at population level},
  author={Karen Kearns and Anne Dee and Anthony P. Fitzgerald and Edel Doherty and Ivan J Perry},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Overweight and obesity prevalence has risen dramatically in recent decades. While it is known that overweight and obesity is associated with a wide range of chronic diseases, the cumulative burden of chronic disease in the population associated with overweight and obesity is not well quantified. The aims of this paper were to examine the associations between BMI and chronic disease prevalence; to calculate Population Attributable Fractions (PAFs) associated with overweight and… CONTINUE READING
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