Obesity and severe obesity forecasts through 2030.

  title={Obesity and severe obesity forecasts through 2030.},
  author={Eric Andrew Finkelstein and Olga A Khavjou and Hope F Thompson and Justin G. Trogdon and Liping Pan and Bettylou Sherry and W Dietz},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  volume={42 6},
BACKGROUND Previous efforts to forecast future trends in obesity applied linear forecasts assuming that the rise in obesity would continue unabated. However, evidence suggests that obesity prevalence may be leveling off. PURPOSE This study presents estimates of adult obesity and severe obesity prevalence through 2030 based on nonlinear regression models. The forecasted results are then used to simulate the savings that could be achieved through modestly successful obesity prevention efforts… CONTINUE READING
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