Study: Obesity costs weigh heavily on U.S.

10/23/2006 | Yahoo!

The U.S. pays some $90.7 billion a year in obesity-related health care costs, and with 66% of the population classified as obese, the country has the highest rate of obesity of all developed nations, a new study says. Researchers with the University of Pennsylvania found costs linked to obesity make up 5.04% of U.S. health care costs.

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