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What is the cost of heart disease related to obesity and overweight in the U.S.?
Monday, July 19, 2004 3:30 pm Email this article
$8.8 billion according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
This is 17 percent of the total direct cost of heart disease, independent of stroke.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Diabetes Prevention Program Meeting Summary. August 2001. Diabetes Mellitus Interagency Coordinating Committee.
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