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By 2030, obesity medical costs could rise by over a third
Modern Healthcare

Medical costs associated with treating preventable obesity-related diseases were estimated to increase by $48 billion to $66 billion a year by 2030, according to a report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The loss in economic productivity was estimated by the study, called “F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2012,” to be between $390 billion and $580 billion annually by 2030.  The current cost of adult obesity was estimated to range from $147 billion to nearly $210 billion a year.

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