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Obesity: the New Tobacco

White Paper Published By: Alere Wellbeing
Alere Wellbeing
Published:  Nov 09, 2011
Type:  White Paper
Length:  18 pages

For decades, tobacco has been known as the number one cause of preventable death and disease. Now, obesity is becoming an equal contributor to the burden of morbidity and mortality. This white paper discusses the parallels of these two epidemics, the potential crossovers in prevention tactics, and the ways that subsidized, comprehensive programs can help address the issue at the heart of both epidemics.