Obesity Costs U.S. Economy $190 Billion
Obesity in the U.S. costs Americans $190 billion in excess medical expenses, according to a new report for the Campaign to End Obesity.
The study found that obesity-related medical spending is double previous estimates. It also costs more than smoking. While it costs obese people more, it also impacts non-obese Americans through higher health insurance premiums.
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