Lifetime health and economic consequences of obesity.

@article{Thompson1999LifetimeHA,
  title={Lifetime health and economic consequences of obesity.},
  author={D Thompson and John S Edelsberg and Graham A. Colditz and A P Bird and G Oster},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={159 18},
  pages={2177-83}
}
  • D Thompson, John S Edelsberg, +2 authors G Oster
  • Published 1999 in Archives of internal medicine
BACKGROUND Obesity is an established risk factor for several chronic diseases. The lifetime health and economic consequences of obesity for individual patients have not been documented. OBJECTIVE To estimate the lifetime health and economic consequences of obesity. METHODS We developed a dynamic model of the relationship between body mass index and the risks and associated costs of 5 obesity-related diseases: hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, type 2 diabetes mellitus, coronary heart… CONTINUE READING

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