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July 27, 2009

Obesity Diseases Make Up 10% of US Healthcare Costs

The cost of obesity in the US is $147bn each year, according to a new study by RTI and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The study found that obesity-related diseases were responsible for almost 10% of the country's healthcare spending. Obese people spend 42

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The cost of obesity in the US is $147bn each year, according to a new study by RTI and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The study found that obesity-related diseases were responsible for almost 10% of the country’s healthcare spending.

Obese people spend 42% more on medical care than people with normal weight, according to the ‘Annual Medical Spending Attributable to Obesity: Payer- and Service-Specific Estimates’ study.

The CDC has issued its first set of recommendations to help tackle the problem of obesity through policies that promote healthy eating and physical activity.

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