Economics Overview

September 27th, 2009 by LHill Leave a reply »

Economic research on obesity has increased sharply over the last ten years or so as the epidemic has increased.

An excellent place to start is the National Business Group on Health paper on obesity related health care costs http://www.businessgrouphealth.org/pdfs/NBGH%20WeightyMatters_Final.pdf

A September 2009 Rand study shows dramatic lifetime cost savings by adults 51-52 years of age from risk factor changes The Benefits of Risk Factor Prevention in American…[Am J Public Health. 2009] – PubMed Result