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How Does Obesity in Adults Affect Spending on Health Care?
U.S. Congressional Budget Office [CBO] Link to more items from this source
Sept. 9, 2010
Excerpt: Spending per capita for obese adults exceeded spending for adults of normal weight by about 8 percent in 1987 and by about 38 percent in 2007. That increasing gap in spending between the two groups probably reflects a combination of factors, including changes in the average health status of the obese population and technological advances that offer new, costly treatments for conditions that are particularly common among obese individuals.

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