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65 million more obese adults in the US and 11 million more in the UK expected by 2030
Date:8/26/2011

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  • Annual spending on obesity-related diseases would rise by 13-16%, leading to 2.6% increase in national health spending.
  • Total medical costs associated with treatment of these preventable diseases are estimated to increase by $48-66 billion/year.

    For the U.K., researchers predicted the following developments by 2030:

    • Prevalence of obesity among men would increase from 26% to between 4148%, and among women from 26% to 35-43%.
    • 668 000 more cases of diabetes
    • 461,000 more cases of heart disease and stroke
    • 139,000 additional cases of cancer.
    • In the U.K., annual spending on obesity-related health would increase even more rapidly than in the U.S. due to its older population, rising 25%.

    "Many chronic and acute health disorders associated with excess bodyweight burden societynot only by negatively affecting the health-related quality of life but also by incurring significant costs," says Dr. Wang. These stem not only from increased healthcare expenditures but also from worker absenteeism, disability pensions, less productivity at work due to poor health, and earlier retirement."

    The new study shows that even a small drop in average body mass index (BMI) would have a major health and economic impacts. They therefore recommend action to promote healthier body weights.

    "Taking no action would have the catastrophic consequences described in our study, but a population level decrease in BMI by 1% would avoid as many as 2.4 million cases of diabetes, 1.7 million cases of heart disease and stroke, and up to 127 000 cases of cancer in the U.S. alone ."

    There are currently 99 million obese individuals in the U.S and 15 million in the U.K. The distribution of obesity is somewhat different in the two nations. In the U.S. about one-quarter of all men are obese regardless of ethnicity. Almost half of black American women (46%) are obese, compared with a third of Hi
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  • Contact: Stephanie Berger
    sb2247@columbia.edu
    212-305-4372
    Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health
    Source:Eurekalert

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