U.S. States to Get More Money to Control Obesity

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 12:00
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How do you solve a problem? Study it, brainstorm and develop a course of action? Or, do you throw a bunch of money at it and hope for the best?

That’s what the United States government intends to do to stop obesity. The amount of cash to be doled out is “significant,” said one official.

It’s basically fighting fire with fire. Yesterday, it was reported that obesity costs the U.S. healthcare system $147 billion a year.

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