The disease burden associated with overweight and obesity.

@article{Must1999TheDB,
  title={The disease burden associated with overweight and obesity.},
  author={Aviva Must and Jennifer L Spadano and E H Coakley and Alison E. Field and Graham A. Colditz and William H. Dietz},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1999},
  volume={282 16},
  pages={1523-9}
}
CONTEXT Overweight and obesity are increasing dramatically in the United States and most likely contribute substantially to the burden of chronic health conditions. OBJECTIVE To describe the relationship between weight status and prevalence of health conditions by severity of overweight and obesity in the US population. DESIGN AND SETTING Nationally representative cross-sectional survey using data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), which was… CONTINUE READING
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