Long-term cost benefits seen in most obesity-prevention programs

01/29/2012 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

An analysis in Obesity Reviews found that most of 31 obesity-prevention interventions studied cost less than $20,000 per quality-adjusted life year gained per disability-adjusted life year averted, and seven programs showed cost-saving benefits. Interventions that changed a target population's environment had the most favorable cost-effectiveness, German researchers said.

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