Items Tagged ‘medical costs’


May 1st, 2012

As Waistlines Expand, Costs Soar

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The incidence of obesity in the United States has soared from 13 per cent to 34 per cent over the last 50 years, while the percentage of Americans who are extremely or “morbidly” obese has rocketed from 0.9 per cent to 6 per cent…$1,850 more per year in medical costs for an overweight person than […]

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