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Obesity, Overweight Carry Heavy Financial Burden
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The overall, tangible, annual costs of being obese are $4,879 for an obese woman and $2,646 for an obese man, while the annual costs of being overweight are $524 and $432 for women and men, respectively, according to a study released this week by the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. Adding the value of lost life to these annual costs takes an even higher financial toll.

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