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Do Statins Reduce the Health and Health Care Costs of Obesity?

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  • Étienne Gaudette
  • Dana Goldman
  • Andrew Messali
  • Neeraj Sood

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Although statins are very effective medications for lowering the risk of obesity-associated illnesses, they do not significantly reduce the costs of obesity. Copyright Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

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  • Étienne Gaudette & Dana Goldman & Andrew Messali & Neeraj Sood, 2015. "Do Statins Reduce the Health and Health Care Costs of Obesity?," PharmacoEconomics, Springer, vol. 33(7), pages 723-734, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:pharme:v:33:y:2015:i:7:p:723-734
    DOI: 10.1007/s40273-014-0234-y
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    1. Jay Bhattacharya & Neeraj Sood, 2011. "Who Pays for Obesity?," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 25(1), pages 139-158, Winter.
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    2. Étienne Gaudette & Gwyn C. Pauley & Julie Zissimopoulos, 2016. "Long-term Individual and Population Consequences of Early-life Access to Health Insurance," Working Papers wp355, University of Michigan, Michigan Retirement Research Center.
    3. Christian Frois & Pierre-Yves Cremieux, 2015. "For a Step Change to Curb the Obesity Epidemic," PharmacoEconomics, Springer, vol. 33(7), pages 613-617, July.
    4. David B Agus & Étienne Gaudette & Dana P Goldman & Andrew Messali, 2016. "The Long-Term Benefits of Increased Aspirin Use by At-Risk Americans Aged 50 and Older," PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science, vol. 11(11), pages 1-12, November.

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