Comments for: More than 40% of U.S. on track to be obese by 2030, study finds

Posted May 07, 2012, at 3:35 p.m.
Last modified May 07, 2012, at 3:57 p.m.

The obesity rate may rise to 42 percent from about a third of the U.S. population by 2030 if nothing changes, according to a report. Preventing that increase may save about $550 billion in medical costs over the next 20 years, Eric Finkelstein, the study author and an associate research …

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  • Bob

    Another myth about the cost. Obese people tend to die younger. More saved in the long run. We will not have to worry about SS running out as fast long term nursing care etc.  Yes it is a higher cost per year they live but factoring the most expensive years for people are the latter years in life Obesity may even save money. Poverty causes most obesity so those obese people dropping off sooner help .

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