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  1. Fulltext. Lifetime health and economic benefits of weight loss among obese persons.

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    Objectives

    This study estimated the lifetime health and economic benefits of sustained modest weight loss among obese persons.

    Methods

    We developed a dynamic model of the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and the risks and costs of 5 obesity-related diseases : hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease (CHD), and stroke.

    We then calculated the lifetime health and economic benefits of a sustained 10% reduction in body weight for men and women aged 35 to 64 years with mild, moderate, and severe obesity.

    Results

    Depending on age, gender, and initial BMI, a sustained 10% weight loss would (1) reduce the expected number of years of life with hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and type 2 diabetes by 1.2 to 2.9,0.3 to 0.8, and 0.5 to 1.7, respectively ; (2) reduce the expected lifetime incidence of CHD and stroke by 12 to 38 cases per 1000 and 1 to 13 cases per 1000, respectively ; (3) increase life expectancy by 2 to 7 months ; and (4) reduce expected lifetime medical care costs of these 5 diseases by $2200 to $5300.

    Conclusions

    Sustained modest weight loss among obese persons would yield substantial health and economic benefits.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Obésité, Morbidité, Perte poids, Poids corporel, Indice masse corporelle, Aspect économique, Facteur risque, Analyse coût, Epidémiologie, Evaluation, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etat nutritionnel, Modèle, Economie santé, Trouble nutrition, Santé physique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Obesity, Morbidity, Weight loss, Body weight, Body mass index, Economic aspect, Risk factor, Cost analysis, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Human, United States, North America, America, Nutritional status, Models, Health economy, Nutrition disorder

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0503895

    Code Inist : 002B22B. Création : 22/03/2000.