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Disparities: Obesity Costs Women More, Study Finds
New York Times

Women pay more than men for haircuts and dry cleaning. Now, a new study has found that they also pay more for being obese. While a man racks up $2,646 annually in extra expenses if he is obese, a woman’s obesity costs her $4,879, almost twice as much.

Much of the gender gap is due to lower wages for obese women, who earn less relative to similar working women who are not obese, according to the analysis, by researchers at George Washington University.