Study: Obesity care costs twice previous estimates
ATLANTA – New research suggests that almost 17 percent of medical costs in the U.S. can be blamed on obesity.
It suggests that the nation’s weight problem may be having close to twice the impact as previously estimated. The new study pegs annual obesity-related costs around $168 billion.
The new research was done by John Cawley of Cornell University and Chad Meyerhoefer of Lehigh University. It was released this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization.
An influential recent study released last year estimated that obesity-related medical costs have reached $147 billion, or about 9 percent of total medical costs. That study has been cited by federal health officials.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
One Response to “Study: Obesity care costs twice previous estimates”
Top Posts & Pages
- DAVID DALLAS — Cannabis for the rest of us
- MARTY WISEMAN: The current racial strife and the failure to educate
- Source: Bryant has offered Glenn McCullough MDA job
- BILL CRAWFORD: Boyce takes hot spot as IHL commissioner
- Planters Bank promotes at 3 locations
- COMMERCIAL FINANCE 701: Loans disguised as government bonds (BOANs)
- (WITH VIDEO) Funding secured for Capitol Art Lofts in downtown Jackson
- Real Estate Forum panelists: Lenders, investors hungry for deals on residential rentals in Miss., elsewhere
- Two new casinos like the odds on Mississippi Gulf Coast