Report: Real-life costs are higher for obese people:

09/21/2010 | Yahoo!

U.S. researchers found that obese people have higher real-life costs than their overweight counterparts due to factors such as medical expenses, lost productivity and more frequent sick leaves. The researchers also found the costs for obese women are higher than for obese men -- $4,879 compared to $2,646 annually -- because obese women earn less than their normal-weight peers, while wages for men are not affected by weight gain.

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