Why causality, and not prediction, should guide obesity prevention policy.

TitreWhy causality, and not prediction, should guide obesity prevention policy.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsChiolero, A
JournalLancet Public Health
Volume3
Issue10
Paginatione461-e462
Date Published10/2018
DOI10.1016/S2468-2667(18)30158-0
ISSN2468-2667
Abstract

Comment on : Obesity and loss of disease-free years owing to major non-communicable diseases: a multicohort study. [Lancet Public Health. 2018]
The large increase in obesity worldwide is a major public health crisis. Obesity has been associatedwith several non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and cancers, and is a major cause of premature death. According to WHO, at least 2·8 million deaths and more than 35 million (2·3%) global disability-adjusted life-years are linked to overweight or obesity. Furthermore, obesity is a major cause of osteoarthritis and chronic disabilities. Owing to the increase of obesity and population ageing, especially in low-income and middle-income countries, the obesity-related burden of disease will rise.

Alternate URL

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30177480?dopt=Abstract

First publication date (online)

09/2018

WOS ID (UT)

000446908100004

Alternate JournalLancet Public Health
Citation Key / SERVAL ID9104
Peer reviewRefereed
PubMed ID30177480

                         

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