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Franco Sassi

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Education and obesity in four OECD countries

This paper uses a range of analyses of health survey data from Australia, Canada, England and Korea to explore the relationship between education and obesity. An epidemic of obesity has been developing in virtually all OECD countries over the last 30 years. Existing evidence provides...
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Obesity and the economics of prevention: fit not fat

This book contributes to evidence-based policy making by exploring multiple dimensions of the obesity problem. It examines the scale and characteristics of the epidemic, the respective roles and influence of market forces and governments, and the impact of interventions.
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Improving lifestyles, tackling obesity: the health and economic impact of prevention strategies

In an attempt to contain rising trends in obesity and associated chronic diseases, many governments have implemented a range of policies to promote healthy lifestyles. These efforts have been hindered by the limited availability of evidence about the effectiveness of interventions in changing lifestyles and...
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Education and obesity in four OECD countries

Using health survey data from Australia, Canada, England and Korea, this report explores the relationship between education and obesity. An epidemic of obesity has been developing in virtually all OECD countries over the last 30 years. Existing evidence provides strong suggestions that such epidemic has...
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The prevention of lifestyle-related chronic diseases: an economic framework

This paper provides an economic perspective on the prevention of chronic diseases, focusing in particular on diseases linked to lifestyle choices. The proposed economic framework is centred on the hypothesis that the prevention of chronic diseases may provide the means for increasing social welfare, enhancing...