We Are Eating Ourselves to Death, Personally and Economically

Healthcare spending on obese patients in the U.S. has ballooned, growing more than 80% over a five-year period, researchers have found.

From "Medical News: Obese Account for Greatest Jump in Healthcare Costs" - in Primary Care, Obesity, MedPage Today.

Actually, healthcare spending increases across the entire girth are frightening...to wit, the 25% increase in expenditures for 'normal-weight' patients.

Posted via web from Jen's Posterous

No comments: