Will All Americans Become Overweight or Obese? Estimating the Progression and Cost of the US Obesity Epidemic

  title={Will All Americans Become Overweight or Obese? Estimating the Progression and Cost of the US Obesity Epidemic},
  author={Y. Wang and M. Beydoun and Lan Liang and B. Caballero and S. Kumanyika},
  • Y. Wang, M. Beydoun, +2 authors S. Kumanyika
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Obesity
  • Key MethodWe projected future prevalence and BMI distribution based on national survey data (National Health and Nutrition Examination Study) collected between 1970s and 2004. Future obesity-related health-care costs for adults were estimated using projected prevalence, Census population projections, and published national estimates of per capita excess health-care costs of obesity/overweight. The objective was to illustrate potential burden of obesity prevalence and health-care costs of obesity and…Expand Abstract
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