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Does Preventing Obesity Lead to Reduced Health-Care Costs?

  • Klim McPherson
  • Published: February 05, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050037

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More precise concluding statement

Posted by plosmedicine on 31 Mar 2009 at 00:20 GMT

Author: Ponzy Lu
Position: Professor of Chemistry
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
E-mail: ponzy@sas.upenn.edu
Submitted Date: February 06, 2008
Published Date: February 7, 2008
This comment was originally posted as a “Reader Response” on the publication date indicated above. All Reader Responses are now available as comments.

The satement in italics in the last paragraph of this paper should be more realistically stated with the insertion of the word "postpone":

"The aim of health care is not to save money but to save people from preventable suffering and to POSTPONE death..."

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