Annual cost of obesity to the person – it is not cheap to carry the weight and not try to lose it!

Obesity’s yearly costs: $4,879 for a woman, $2,646 for a man according to a study from George Washington University as reported on USA Today and other news outlets. 

 Obesity puts a drag on the wallet as well as health, especially for women.

Doctors have long known that medical bills are higher for the obese, but that’s only a portion of the real-life costs.

George Washington University researchers added in things like employee sick days, lost productivity, even the need for extra gasoline — and found the annual cost of being obese is $4,879 for a woman and $2,646 for a man.

 

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Posted on June 15, 2013, in Weight Loss Articles and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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