Obesity Costs the United States $270 Billion a Year

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Obesity-related healthcare and loss of productivity at work costs the United States and Canada $300 billion a year, reveals a new study.

The United States accounts for the lion-share of the money at $270 billion. Canada spends $30 billion

According the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2005 1.6 billion adults, ages 15 and older, were overweight and at least 400 million adults were obese, especially in developed countries.

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