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The ill health burden of overweight and obesity

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This paper reviews previous cost studies of overweight and obesity in the UK. It proposes a method for estimating the economic and health costs of overweight and obesity in the UK which could also be used in other countries. Costs of obesity studies were identified via a systematic search of electronic databases. Information from the WHO Burden of Disease Project was used to calculate the mortality and morbidity cost of overweight and obesity. Population attributable fractions for diseases at...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Research group:
British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Role:
Author

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Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell Publisher's website
Journal:
Obesity Reviews Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
5
Pages:
467-473
Publication date:
2007-09-01
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EISSN:
1467-789X
ISSN:
1467-7881
Language:
English
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2010-01-22

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