Health-economic burden of obesity in Europe

  title={Health-economic burden of obesity in Europe},
  author={Falk M{\"u}ller-Riemenschneider and Thomas Reinhold and Anne Berghoefer and Stefan N. Willich},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
Although overweight and obesity have long been recognised as major risk factors for a number of chronic diseases, lifestyle developments have led to substantial increases in bodyweight worldwide. In addition to their negative effects on health and quality of life, obesity and associated comorbidities may have a considerable impact on healthcare expenditures. The aim of this systematic review was to summarise cost estimates and compare costs attributable to obesity across different European… CONTINUE READING
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