The Economic Impact of Obesity in the United States

Published Date: December 13, 2016

A recent report released by the Milken Institute shows that the annual cost and the economic impact of obesity in the United States exceeds $1.4 trillion. This number includes costs associated with obesity treatment and obesity-related conditions as well as costs associated with attendance and productivity at work as they relate to obesity. The report also suggests how obesity can best be addressed to combat its growing health and economic impact. Read the full report from the Milken Institute.

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