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Obesity Costing States Billion in Yearly Medical Expenses
Date:8/24/2011

p>"This evidence clearly indicates that obesity imposes high annual total and public sector medical costs on state budgets," study author and RTI health economist Justin Trogdon said in a news release. "The high costs emphasize the need to prevent and control obesity as a way to manage those costs."

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides more information on obesity.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: RTI International, news release, Aug. 18, 2011.


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