Systematic review of the long-term effects and economic consequences of treatments for obesity and implications for health improvement

Alison Avenell, John Broom, Tamara Brown, Amudha Poobalan, Lorna Aucott, Sally Stearns, William Cairns Smith, Roland Jung, Marion Campbell, Adrian Grant

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    Background: Obesity is increasing in adults in the UK. In 1980 6% of men and 8% of women in England were obese, by 2000 these figures were 21% for both men and women. Obesity is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cancer and osteoarthritis. In 1998 the UK National Audit Office estimated that obesity cost the NHS in England £480 million.
    This is a systematic review of the long-term effects of obesity treatments, not only on body weight, but also on risk factors for disease, and most importantly health.
    Original languageUndefined
    PublisherNational Coordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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