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Study finds obesity accounts for 21% of health costs

How expensive is our national weight problem? Obesity now accounts for almost 21 percent of U.S. health care costs, according to a new Cornell University study – more than double previous estimates.

The research, which is the first to show the effects of obesity on medical care costs, uses new methods and makes a stronger case for government intervention to prevent obesity, the authors say. Read more on Cornell.edu.

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