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Sunday, December 18, 2011
MEDICAL COSTS OF OBESITY
Medical costs associated with obesity were as high as $147 billion per year in the US as of 2008
This is up from an estimated $78.5 billion in 1998, "with roughly half financed by Medicare and Medicaid" the paper notes.
"We found that the increased prevalence of obesity is responsible for almost $40 billion of increased medical spending through 2006, including $7 billion in Medicare prescription drug costs." Read the entire article | Email this article
Monday, September 08, 2008
WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY
Cost of weight loss surgery recouped in 2-4 years in lower medical costs; $500-$900 saved per month
A year-and-a-half after surgery, those who underwent open surgery had medical savings of $500 per month.
Slightly more than a year after surgery (13 months later), those who underwent laparoscopic surgery had medical savings of $900 per month.
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Monday, August 25, 2008
Medical expenses in those with diabetes, dyslipidemia or hypertension 30-60% higher in obese people
LOST DAYS OF WORK
Obese people with diabetes, dyslipidemia or hypertension lost 2-6 more work days than non-obese
Friday, August 22, 2008
Medical costs for workers: $59,178 for extremely obese workers vs $5,396 for normal weight
Friday, January 04, 2008
COST OF OBESITY
Obese people in the US spend 36% more on healthcare, 77% more on drugs
Monday, August 06, 2007
Weight loss of 1% for type 2 diabetics reduces health care costs by $256 per year
Thursday, March 15, 2007
COST OF OBESITY
Obesity-related medical expenses in U.S. are $75 billion per year
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
COST OF OBESITY
Obese females with BMI of 35 or more cost employers $2485 per year more than normal weight females
Thursday, June 09, 2005
HEALTH CARE COSTS
Health care costs 25% to 100% greater for people who are obese
Thursday, February 10, 2005
HEALTHCARE COSTS OF OBESITY
Healthcare costs of morbidly obese adults 81% greater than normal-weight adults
Saturday, December 04, 2004
Obesity responsible for one-forth of the risk in health care costs from 1987 to 2001
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
People who gain 20 lbs or more increase health care costs by $154 per year
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
Childhood obesity: 60% have one risk factor for cardiovascular disease, 25% have two or more
Childhood obesity: The causes
Childhood obesity: Health care costs for children have tripled in the last 20 years
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Increases in obesity account for 27% of the growth in health spending per capita
Tuesday, August 10, 2004
Costs: U.S. medical costs associated with obesity estimated to be $75 billion per year
Monday, July 19, 2004
What is the cost of lack of physical activity in the U.S.?
What is the cost of lost productivity related to obesity in the U.S.?
What is the cost of cancer related to obesity and overweight in the U.S.?
What is the cost of gallbladder disease related to obesity and overweight in the U.S.?
What is the cost of hypertension related to obesity and overweight in the U.S.?
What is the cost of osteoarthritis related to obesity and overweight in the U.S.?
What is the cost of type 2 diabetes related to obesity and overweight in the U.S.?
What is the cost of heart disease related to obesity and overweight in the U.S.?
$117 billion according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
What is the cost of obesity and overweight in the U.S.?
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