April 8, 2012

Obesity Linked With More Health Costs Than Smoking


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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