Obesity and Health: a report from NPR

Even A Small Slowdown In Obesity’s Rise Would Save Big Money

Just wanted to share with you this great article about how we all can do our part in saving money if we come together and tackle this problem of obesity.

Slowing the rising rates of obesity in this country by just 1 percent a year over the next two decades would slice the costs of health care by $85 billion.

Keep obesity rates where they are now — well below a 33 percent increase that’s been expected by some — and the savings would hit nearly $550 billion over the same 20 years.

Read the rest of the article here: Even A Small Slowdown In Obesity’s Rise Would Save Big Money : Shots – Health Blog : NPR.

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