Cost of Obesity

There are many related effects of Obesity that increase with your BMI number. Consider the social, physical, economic and medical impacts of obesity.

Social

Obesity is still an acceptable form of social discrimination.

Physical

Limitations in clothing, recreation, travel and furniture are just a few.

Economic

  • Personal cost is estimated at $15,568 per year in diets, dood and prescriptions.
  • National cost is estimated at $126 billion.
  • $93 billion in medical bills.
  • $33 billion on weight loss products and services.

Medical

  • 70% Increase in coronary artery disease.
  • 75% Increase in stroke
  • 400% Increase in diabetes
  • 55% Increase in mortality

Obesity is about to overtake tobacco as the #1 cause of preventable death in the US.

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