AcademyHealth: Obesity may need a policy prescription, not a medical one

My latest post over at the AcademyHealth blog:

I’ve written about obesity so many times that there are times I find myself in despair. Things seem not to work as well as we’d like. Intervention after intervention seems to fail. Keeping weight off seems as hard as losing it in the first place. And yet we are inundated over and over that obesity and its health implications are a present and future driver of increased health care costs.

A recent review in the journal Cancer looked at “Obesity and economic interventions“. It’s absolutely worth your time.

So is the piece I wrote. Go read it!


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