Making the case for tackling obesity – why invest?

Public Health England, February 2015

This slideset of infographics illustrating the facts and figures about obesity, the costs, the benefits of investing and the potential routes to action. An accompanying reference sheet is included.

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Click here to view the reference sheet.

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The Costs of Eating Disorders: Social, Health and Economic Impacts

Beat, 24 February 2015

This economic analysis commissioned by Beat, the eating disorders charity, examines the overall costs of eating disorders to the UK economy, indicates how inconsistent access to treatment can be for individuals, and that the cost to the economy is in the tens of billions of pounds. 

Click here to view the full report.

Overcoming obesity: an initial economic analysis

King’s Fund Health Management and Policy Alert, 1 December 2014

McKinsey & Company –¬†
This discussion paper brings together a range of case studies and examples of obesity interventions from around the world and presents them with an initial assessment of their cost-effectiveness.

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