Via USAToday.com– A new forecast on obesity in America has health experts fearing a dramatic jump in health care costs if nothing is done to bring it under control.”The obesity problem is likely to get much worse without a major public health intervention,” says health economist Eric Finkelstein.
“If nothing is done, it’s going to hinder efforts for health care cost containment,” says Justin Trogdon, a research economist with RTI International, a non-profit organization in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park.
- Extra weight takes a significant toll on health. It increases the risks of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, many types of cancer, sleep apnea and other debilitating and chronic illnesses.
Note: There is a direct correlation between rising obsesity in America and health care costs. Be well & take care of yourselves beautiful people… – Jay