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EA Finkelstein, WC Graham and R Malhotra
Abstract
An estimate of the lifetime medical costs of an obese child provides a benchmark of the potential per capita savings that could accrue from successful childhood obesity prevention efforts. We reviewed the literature to identify the best current estimate of the incremental lifetime per capita medical cost of an obese child in the United States today relative to a normal weight child.
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Force, Bariatrics, Diabetes mellitus, Childhood, Nutrition, Childhood obesity, Obesity, United States
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