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Is the health burden associated with obesity changing?

journal contribution
posted on 2012-11-01, 00:00 authored by Anna PeetersAnna Peeters, Kathryn BackholerKathryn Backholer
Prioritization of obesity prevention and management policy is based on one's understanding of the health risks associated with increasing body weight. However, there is evidence that the magnitude of these health risks may be changing over time. Here, the authors analyze the theoretical drivers of these changes and then examine whether there is empirical evidence to support the theory. They conclude that, although the mortality risks associated with increasing body weight may be decreasing over time, the overall health burden appears likely to increase.

History

Journal

American journal of epidemiology

Volume

176

Pagination

840-845

Location

Oxford, Eng.

Open access

  • Yes

eISSN

1476-6256

Language

eng

Publication classification

C2.1 Other contribution to refereed journal

Copyright notice

2012, The Author

Issue

10

Publisher

Oxford University Press