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woensdag 27 september 2017

U.S. Pays a Hefty Price for Obesity

 
U.S. Pays a Hefty Price for Obesity
TUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. adult who is 'healthy' but obese could eventually cost society tens of thousands of dollars in medical care and lost wages, a new study estimates. Using a computer model, researchers estimated the financial toll that obesity typically takes at different ages. They found, for example, that an obese 50-year-old with normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels will end up costing society more than $36,000.
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