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Cost of treating obesity to cost $1.2T per year by 2025

A study by the World Obesity Federation showed that the cost of treating obesity would reach $1.2 trillion annually by 2025 across the world, with the US poised to surpass all other nations in terms of health care costs. The US health care system spent $325 billion per year in 2014 to treat cancers associated with obesity and other obesity-related illnesses, and is projected to spend $4.2 trillion between this year and 2025, researchers found.

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