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What is the cost of obesity and overweight in the U.S.?
Monday, July 19, 2004 3:26 pm Email this article
The direct cost is $61 billion, while the indirect cost is $56 billion.
This is comparable to the economic costs of cigarette smoking.
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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