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Future direct and indirect costs of obesity and the influence of gaining weight: Results from the MONICA/KORA cohort studies, 1995–2005

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  • Wolfenstetter, S.B.
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    Over the last two decades, the prevalence of obesity has risen worldwide. As obesity is a confirmed risk factor for a number of diseases, its increasing prevalence nurtures the supposition that obesity may present a growing and significant economic burden to society.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics & Human Biology.

    Volume (Year): 10 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 127-138

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ehbiol:v:10:y:2012:i:2:p:127-138

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    Keywords: Health care costs; Obesity; Body mass index; Cohort studies; Weight gain;

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    1. Batscheider, Ariane & Rzehak, Peter & Teuner, Christina M. & Wolfenstetter, Silke B. & Leidl, Reiner & von Berg, Andrea & Berdel, Dietrich & Hoffmann, Barbara & Heinrich, Joachim, 2014. "Development of BMI values of German children and their healthcare costs," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 12(C), pages 56-66.
    2. Toni Mora & Joan Gil & Antoni Sicras-Mainar, 2012. "The influence of BMI, obesity and overweight on medical costs: a panel data approach," Working Papers 2012/37, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).

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