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The Cost of Being Overweight

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of the White House

Reported by CNN in February, 2010, the first lady, Michelle Obama spoke about the increasing costs the United States spends on treating obesity related issues and the economic effect. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a study in 2009 stating “obese patients spent an average of $1,429 more for their medical care than did people within a normal weight range.” This figure had me thinking, being overweight is not only costly to our health, but costly to our wallets as well.

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