April 8th, 2012

Obesity Linked With More Health Costs Than Smoking

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Study finds 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 extra $1,850 in health costs, on average, a year compared with normal weight people. People who smoke, on the other hand, have $1,275 extra, on average, in health costs per year.

Additional coverage: Houston Chronicle

 

 

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Tags: health costs, Obesity, Research, Wellness

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