Tuesday, August 4, 2009

More on Obesity Cost

This staggering $147 billion medical cost of obesity is nearly double what it was 10 yrs prior.

If you're obese on average your medical costs will be 47% higher or in dollar figures almost $1500/year as compared to someone who is not obese.

Nearly all of this is attributable to the costs of disease brought on by obesity.

What this says in my estimation is two-fold, one people need to start taking responsibility for their lives and actions and two it's obvious we need to re-evaluate how we are addressing the obesity problem which I will address in the next post.....what this relates to is the fact that there is much more to it than just eating right and exercising....this fact research is even beginning to validate..