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Study: Trimming obesity could save Sacramento region $260M
Sacramento Business Journal

The Sacramento region could save more than $260 million in annual health care costs if local residents could cut the current obesity rate of 23.6 percent down to 15 percent — the national target set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — a new study shows. The estimated annual cost of the current obesity rate for area is more than $717 million, according to the 2012 well-being index published by the polling firm Gallup and disease management firm Healthways.