Books & Music
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
News & Politics
Religion & Spirituality
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Obesity Costs Taxpayers $39 Billion a Year
A study published in Obesity Research calculated that the cost of obesity - which includes only seriously overweight individuals - costs US taxpayers around $39 billion each year.
These costs are incurred by Medicare and Medicaid. The most money is spent by California. Current estimates are that a full 64% of all adults in the US are overweight. 33% qualify as obese.
Many physicians are calling for more proactive programs to help people lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. I personally know many people who have gone from 'obese' to 'healthy' weights as a result of a low carb diet!
To be overweight, you have a body mass index (or BMI) of 25 or higher. To qualify for obese, your BMI is 30 or higher. If you do not know what your BMI is, use our online calculator below to figure that out.
Online BMI Calculator
CDC Says Obesity Top Health Threat
2% of Americans Now 100+ Pounds Overweight
Lisa Shea's Library of Low Carb Books
| Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map
Content copyright © 2015 by Lisa Shea. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Lisa Shea. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Lisa Shea for details.
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.