Preventing Obesity and Its Consequences

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by Roland Sturm, Deborah A. Cohen, Tatiana Andreyeva, Jeanne S. Ringel, Ricky N. Bluthenthal, Marielena Lara, Mary Lou Gilbert, Scott Gee, Ashlesha Datar, Nancy Nicosia, D. Phuong Do, Tamara Dubowitz, Chloe E. Bird, Nicole Lurie, Jose J. Escarce, Brian Karl Finch, Marsha Dowda, Thomas L. McKenzie, Molly M. Scott, Kelly R. Evenson, Ariane L. Bedimo-Rung, Carolyn C. Voorhees, Maria J. C. A. Almeida, Melonie Heron, Ricardo Basurto-Davila, Lauren Hale, Meenakshi Maria Fernandes, Ying-Ying Goh, Dana P. Goldman, Bessie Ko Sipple-Asher, Darius N. Lakdawalla, J. J. Griggs, Eva Culakova, Melony E. Sorbero, Michelle van Ryn, Marek S. Poniewierski, Debra A. Wolff, Jeffrey Crawford, David C. Dale, G. H. Lyman, Erin F Gillespie, David A Hanauer, Michael S Sabel, Sanae Inagami, Arleen F. Brown, Steven M. Asch, Melinda Maggard Gibbons, Irina Yermilov, Margaret A. Maglione, Sydne Newberry, Marika Booth, Lara Hilton, Heena P. Santry, Paul L Hutchinson, Nicholas Bodor, Chris M Swalm, Thomas Farley, Janet C Rice, John Elder, Diane Catellier, J. Scott Ashwood, Jamie F. Chriqui, Adrian Overton, Frank J. Chaloupka, Marjorie L. Pearson, Donald Rose, Shin-Yi Wu, Yuyan Shi, Pierre-Carl Michaud, Yuhui Zheng, Adam Gailey, Igor Vaynman, Emily J Herrmann, Laura J Weiser, Jennifer Hawes-Dawson, Christina H Jagielski, Kimberly E. Uyeda, Laura M. Bogart, Josephina Olarita-Dhungana, Gery W. Ryan, Mark A. Schuster, John M. Morton, E. H. Livingston, Paul G. Shekelle, Lisa M Powell

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Abstract

Summarizes key RAND studies on the causes of obesity, its economic and health consequences, and potential strategies for prevention, including work on health care costs, junk food, food deserts, school meals, and proximity of parks.

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