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Revista Española de Salud Pública

On-line version ISSN 2173-9110Print version ISSN 1135-5727


RODRIGUEZ CARO, Alejandro  and  GONZALEZ LOPEZ-VALCARCEL, Beatriz. The economic implications of interventions to prevent obesity. Rev. Esp. Salud Publica [online]. 2009, vol.83, n.1, pp.25-41. ISSN 2173-9110.

In spite of methodological, organizational and economical difficulties, it is necessary to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of obesity prevention policies and the resources that society allocates to fighting this epidemic. This paper reviews the economic reasoning behind these policies and presents a review of the scientific literature on the economic burden of disease and on the cost-effectiveness of individual and community interventions to prevent obesity.

Keywords : Cost of Illness; Cost-effectiveness; Obesity; Government Regulation; Health Policy.

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