Article in a working paper series:
We show how to use a long period of observation of all food purchases at the household level to infer the profile of average individual caloric intakes according to the gender, age and the body mass index of household members. Using data from France, we apply this method to analyze the relationship between obesity and individual food consumption. The results show that obese or overweight individuals do absorb more calories at all ages but with differences that vary across gender and ages and across food nutrients such as carbohydrates, lipids or proteins.
Public Economics, Health, Labour and Education
H3: Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents
I18: Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
D12: Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis