REINHOLD KLUTHE, M.D.; ANNEGRET SCHUBERT
The high prevalence of obesity in Europe is similar to that in other industrialized areas. Obesity and its related diseases, such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and hyperuricemia, have become a major problem, particularly in terms of cost. Prospective studies in Scandinavia strongly suggest obesity and its related diseases lower life expectancy. Divergent results from the Seven Countries Study are critically discussed.
KLUTHE R, SCHUBERT A. Obesity in Europe. Ann Intern Med. 1985;103:1037–1042. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-6-1037
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(6_Part_2):1037-1042.
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