5 Surprises in the Costs of Obesity

5 Surprises in the Costs of Obesity

5 Surprises in the Costs of Obesity

A new study of the costs of obesity and savings that come from its treatment holds a few surprises. Having such a rigorous and up-to-date analysis is itself a nice surprise. But within the study, you’ll find a few surprises.

Class 1 Obesity isn’t terribly expensive. Between a BMI of 30 and 35, the incremental medical costs for people with obesity are modest, especially for people who do not have diabetes.
Costs shoot up rapidly with BMI >35. For people with class …

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