The impact of obesity on lifelong health and risk for disease is significant. I continue to randomly grab learning objectives from the internet to encourage a collaborative discussion of where we might be missing the point. The data is out there--are we looking at the right information? I have gathered data resources into a small print or e-book. For the price of a latte or a bowl of soup you can have the data at your fingertips that you need to review to make data informed decisions for funding, proposals, or research. Observe below how real world data can reveal better solutions to managing patients with obesity.
Current levels of obesity in the United States represent a large-scale loss in quality of life, deterioration in population health, and an enormous drain on financial resources. How can the cost of obesity be quantified, beyond the direct medical costs incurred by the obese population? How many dollars are lost because of reduced productivity, taxes forgone and increased Social Security Disability Insurance benefits attributable to obesity? How much do these costs accrue over the course of a lifetime?--Brookings Institute
How do we answer these questions without meaningful data? stay tuned...
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Remember the quote by Upton Sinclair...
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!”