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Milken Institute

March 03, 2016 14:30 ET

Media Alert: Milken Institute Publishes New Reports on Pressing Public Health Matters

Reports Offer Insights About The Success of the Millennium Development Goals, What Works in Preventing and Treating Obesity, and How and Why U.S. Health Varies Widely Based on Gender

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - March 03, 2016) -

Lessons of the Millennium Development Goals

Did the United Nations' ambitious Millennium Development Goals improve the health of people in emerging regions of the world? In this paper, Milken Institute Health Economist Ken Sagynbekov focused his data-driven inquiry on the effects of the MDGs, adopted in 2000, on the maternal mortality rate, the under-5 mortality rate, and the HIV/AIDS prevalence. While expanding conventional methodological approaches to the subject, he concludes that these goals have not been the primary drivers of the improvement we've seen, but have been complementary to real income growth, the main factor. Get the report here at no charge:

Weighing Solutions to Obesity

This new publication serves as a valuable resource for anyone interested in intervention programs for obesity reduction and weight loss. After sorting through thousands of potentially relevant papers, Milken Institute Research Analyst Sindhu Kubendran created a summary of evidence based on the systematic reviews on effectiveness she found. "The broad findings were encouraging," Kubendran writes in her review of reviews. "From the results of the meta-analyses, it is clear that investing in obesity prevention and reduction is a worthwhile endeavor­ -- these programs create measurable weight loss." Get the report here at no charge:

Health and the Gender Gap

In this discussion paper Dr. Ken Sagynbekov examines gender-based health disparities across U.S. regions by assessing the role of social and economic influences on self-reported health. Among the findings: disparity is most pronounced in the South. Sagynbekov also found that women's health was less likely to be influenced by their economic status. "Although women are disadvantaged in terms of socioeconomic factors, they appear to do much better with less than men do with more," he writes. Get the report here at no charge:

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