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Difficulties in European orthopaedic care can stem from elevated obesity rates

December 26, 2014

The rates of obesity have tripled in European countries since the 1980s and this trend poses as one of the greatest public health challenges for the 21st century, according to the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.

Based on WHO statistics, 2% to 8% of health costs and 10% to 13% of deaths in different parts of the European region are attributable to obesity.

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Ring talks emerging trends in orthopedic hand surgery

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