Adult obesity is linked to a greater need for social care because of its association with the development of long term conditions and because obese adults can have physical and social difficulties which inhibit daily living. Obesity thus has considerable social care cost implications but the magnitude of these costs is currently unknown. This paper outlines an approach to estimating obesity-related social care costs in adults aged over 65 in England.
Copley, V. R., Cavill, N., Wolstenholme, J., Fordham, R., & Rutter, H. (2017). Estimating the variation in need for community-based social care by body mass index in England and associated cost: population-based cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health, 17(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4665-1