Future direct and indirect costs of obesity and the influence of gaining weight: Results from the MONICA/KORA cohort studies, 1995–2005
AbstractOver 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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Volume (Year): 10 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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Health care costs; Obesity; Body mass index; Cohort studies; Weight gain;
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