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Obesity Costs

Lifetime Costs For An Obese Child Total More Than A Year Of College

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Childhood obesity doesn't just increase the risk of health problems down the road -- a new study shows that it's expensive, too. Lifetime medical ...

As America's Waistline Expands, Costs Soar

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2012 | Healthy Living

* $190 billion a year in excess medical spending * Many costs borne by non-obese, as in higher insurance premiums * Ant...

Obesity's Dollars And Cents

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2012 | Healthy Living

By Sharon Begley April 30 (Reuters) - The incidence of obesity in the United States has soared from 13 percent to 34 percent over the ...

How Much Does Obesity Cost?

Posted 04.06.2012 | Healthy Living

Obesity may be more expensive than smoking when it comes to health costs. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic found that people who are obese have an...

Gallup: Obese And Overweight Workers Cost U.S. Companies Billions

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.17.2011 | Business

The consequences of the country's obesity epidemic expand beyond just personal health. Overweight or obese full-time workers with other chronic he...

Picking Up the Tab for Medical Care: Who Should Pay?

Carole Carson | Posted 07.17.2011 | Politics
Carole Carson

Americans must address the question of who will foot the bill for rising medical costs. Even as we complain about mounting healthcare bills, we are reluctant to adopt healthier lifestyle habits to reduce costs.

The Cost Of Obesity

Carole Carson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carole Carson

For the majority of us, if we trimmed our bodies, we would ultimately fatten our wallets. But to achieve maximum leverage with the greatest number of individuals in the shortest possible time frame, we'll have to move beyond personal financial rewards.