Vincenzo Atella, Joanna Kopinska, Gerardo Medea, Federico Belotti, Valeria Tosti, Andrea Piano Mortari, Claudio Cricelli, Luigi Fontana
Abstract:Aging and excessive adiposity are both associated with an increased risk of developing multiple chronic diseases, which drive ever increasing health costs. The main aim of this study was to determine the net (non‐estimated) health costs of excessive adiposity and associated age‐related chronic diseases. We used a prevalence‐based approach that combines accurate data from the Health Search CSD‐LPD, an observational dataset with patient records collected by Italian general practitioners and up‐to‐date health car…
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