Obese People Spend $1,500 More on Healthcare Every Year

Monday, August 3, 2009 14:16
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I guess it’s like Texas, everything is bigger when you’re obese. The extra $1,500 is 41% more than an average-weight person spends each year.

In total, the yearly cost of obesity in the United States is $147 billion, or 9% of all medical expenses. And, it figures to get worse now that the average American is 23 pounds overweight.

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