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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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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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  • Wolfenstetter, S.B., 2012. "Future direct and indirect costs of obesity and the influence of gaining weight: Results from the MONICA/KORA cohort studies, 1995–2005," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 10(2), pages 127-138.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ehbiol:v:10:y:2012:i:2:p:127-138
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ehb.2011.08.008
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    1. Buchmueller, Thomas C. & Johar, Meliyanni, 2015. "Obesity and health expenditures: Evidence from Australia," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 17(C), pages 42-58.
    2. Kinge, Jonas Minet & Morris, Stephen, 2014. "Association between obesity and prescribed medication use in England," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 15(C), pages 47-55.
    3. Toni Mora & Joan Gil & Antoni Sicras-Mainar, 2012. "The Influence of BMI, Obesity and Overweight on Medical Costs: A Panel Data Approach," Working Papers 2012-08, FEDEA.
    4. 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.

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