Unchecked Rise In Obesity Will Be Costly To States, Report Says
The National Urban League Wire
Published: Wed. Sep 19, 2012 at 11:26 am | Updated: Wed. Sep 19, 2012 at 11:26 am | Comments: 0

Kaiser Helath News: Unchecked Rise In Obesity Will Be Costly To States, Report Says

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If the rates of obese and overweight children and adults continue on the current track, the authors said only the District of Columbia would have an obesity rate less than 40 percent by  2030. And the rising obesity levels will bring hefty health care bills to even those states that are relatively lean now  for the treatment of weight-related illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension by 2030.

If current trends hold, businesses also would face heavy price tags because of obese employees who have higher compensation claims and are more likely to be absent. The report projects a loss of economic productivity between $390 billion and $580 billion in two decades.

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