The medical‐care cost burden of obesity

  title={The medical‐care cost burden of obesity},
  author={D. Thompson and A. Wolf},
  journal={Obesity Reviews},
  • D. Thompson, A. Wolf
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Obesity Reviews
  • Recent years have seen a dramatic rise in the prevalence of obesity in many countries, stimulating interest in the health and economic consequences of this phenomenon. In this article, we provide a systematic review of the literature on the medical‐care cost burden of obesity. Relevant studies were identified using a computerized search of the medical literature for English‐language articles published between 1990 and 2001. The 18 studies that met all criteria for inclusion in the review can be… CONTINUE READING
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