About one in four people in OECD countries are presently obese. This epidemic has far-reaching consequences for society, individuals and the economy. Using microsimulation modelling, OECD Health Policy Studies (PDF) analyses the burden of overweight and obesity in 52 countries (including OECD, European Union and G20 countries), presenting how overweight reduces life expectancy, decreases workers’ productivity, increases healthcare costs, and lowers GDP. The report makes an important economic case to scale up investments in policies to encourage healthy lifestyles and manage this growing global public health problem. The ebook evaluates a number of policies which could considerably improve health outcomes while being an excellent investment for countries.
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