Obesity eats up $147 billion a year in health care costs

07/28/2009 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The · Reuters

Study data found obesity accounts for $147 billion a year -- almost 10% -- of U.S. health care spending. The study found that obese people spent $1,429 more on medical care than normal-weight people. The CDC issued 24 new recommendations for communities to encourage exercise and healthy eating to fight obesity.

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