Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Health Spending Related to Obesity Doubles in Decade

By Anthony Sepe



Lauran Neergaard of the Associated Press revealed that obesity’s not just dangerous, it’s expensive.

New research shows medical spending averages $1,400 more a year for an obese person than for someone who’s normal weight.  Two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese, and this average American Today is 23 pounds overweight, said Dr. Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Obesity, and with it diabetes, are  major health problems that certainly appear to be getting worse in this country, and they ‘re getting worse rapidly.  It seems that this is a societal problem—not an individual problem, any longer; however, as individuals, it is my opinion, we must take responsibility for ourselves because we make the decision what to consume on a daily basis. Ask yourself the next time you take a bite of something:  Do I want this?, or do I want something that might be even healthier for me.  Either way—you are the captain of your ship!


  1. Thanks for the info! This is really alarming.

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