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Cawley's research concerns the economics of risky health behaviors, with a focus on the economic causes and consequences of obesity and economic approaches to obesity prevention and treatment. He serves on the editorial board of Health Economics, is the former co-editor-in-chief of Economics & Human Biology, and edited the Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Obesity.
The authors recommend this to be considered in obesity prevention and treatment of mental disorders in ageing populations.
The subsequent section covers the obesity debate: whether it is a real disease, obesity prevention and treatment, types of diets, behavior modification, surgery, the government's role, and the future.
This objective ties into the challenge of trying to obtain reimbursement for obesity prevention and treatment services.
The plan calls for NIH to undertake research exploring obesity prevention and treatment through lifestyle modification, pharmacologic and surgical approaches, and further examination of the link between obesity and its associated health conditions.
Contact: Robert Kuczmarski, Obesity Prevention and Treatment Program, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, NIDDK, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Room 673, MSC 5450, Bethesda, MD 20892-5450 USA, 301-451-8354, fax: 310-480-8300, e-mail: rk191r@nih.gov.
* Create more community-based obesity prevention and treatment programs for children and adults.
* Communicate to employers the return-on-investment (ROI) data for worksite obesity prevention and treatment strategies.
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