Navigation Links
Obesity's Health Costs Double Earlier Estimates
Date:4/12/2012

THURSDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that obesity accounts for nearly 21 percent of U.S. health care spending, which is more than twice as high as previous estimates.

The findings strengthen the case for government intervention to prevent obesity, said the researchers from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.

The researchers found that an obese person's medical costs are $2,741 a year higher (in 2005 dollars) than if they were not obese. That works out to $190.2 billion a year nationally, or 20.6 percent of total U.S. health spending.

Previous estimates had put the cost of obesity at $85.7 billion a year, or 9.1 percent of total health spending.

"Historically, we've been underestimating the benefit of preventing and reducing obesity," study author John Cawley, a professor of economics and policy analysis and management at Cornell, said in a university news release.

"Obesity raises the risk of cancer, stroke, heart attack and diabetes," Cawley said. "For any type of surgery, there are complications [for the obese] with anesthesia, with healing. Obesity raises the costs of treating almost any medical condition. It adds up very quickly."

The study was published recently in the Journal of Health Economics.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases outlines the health risks of being overweight.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCES: Cornell University, news release, April 9, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Carolinas HealthCare System Volunteers to Join Navy Rescue Mission in Haiti
2. SXC Health Solutions to Host Fiscal 2009 Fourth Quarter and Year End Results Conference Call
3. A New Website Series Improves Appearance and Health City by City
4. Diet-to-Go Welcomes 2 Key Philadelphia Fitness Centers as Partners-in-Health
5. Quantum Health Appoints Stark as Executive Vice President of Sales
6. New Report: The Internet Has More Influence Over Consumer Health Actions than Traditional DTC Channels
7. Satellite Healthcares Sheila Doss Elected Western Chapters Coordinator-Elect of the American Nephrology Nurses Association
8. Changing the Course of Kids Health
9. Mental Health America Encourages Journalists, Media Professionals to Submit Entries for 2010 Media Awards
10. Idaho House Moves State Closer to Health Care Disaster
11. UNT Health Science Centers Roby Helps Identify Bodies of Chiles Patio 29
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Obesity's Health Costs Double Earlier Estimates
(Date:9/17/2014)... 17, 2014 As kinship care continues ... who cannot live with their parents, emphasis on kinship ... to enhance services and supports for kinship caregivers and ... National Kinship Care Conference is being held this week ... best practice, policy, program and service development for kinship ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Final Cut Pro X plugin developers have ... Pixel Film Studios. , “ProBlue 5k is a compilation of ... to epic,” said Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. ... a definite game changer.” , ProBlue 5k is the ultimate ... filmmaker ! This footage compilation of over 100 anamorphic flares ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... first-of-its-kind research study was announced today that will ... impact long-term wellness and contribute to healthy aging. ... Center and funded through a $10 million unrestricted ... Fund, WELL aims to identify lifestyle and environmental ... and wellness as they age. WELL will be ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... September 17, 2014 In its latest blog ... and believes that having family close by during a stay ... not the process is successful, is highlighting a member of ... in the lives of addicts across the country and around ... therapy can reduce the blood pressure, heart rate, and stress ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... these sound like the ideas of a ... components of an exciting new approach to imaging ... of metastatic prostate cancer, scientists at Virginia Commonwealth ... Medicine and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions have provided ... could revolutionize doctors, ability to see tumors that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Arizona’s Children Association Kinship Service Providers Invited to Present at the CWLA National Conference 2Health News:A New Plugin Entitled ProBlue 5k Was Released Today from Pixel Film Studios Exclusively for Final Cut Pro X 2Health News:First-ever research study examines impacts of diet and lifestyle on healthy aging 2Health News:Latest Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post Highlights How Dogs are Helping Addicts Recover 2Health News:New non-invasive technique could revolutionize the imaging of metastatic cancer 2Health News:New non-invasive technique could revolutionize the imaging of metastatic cancer 3
... of Economy, Vet Difficulties Demonstrate Urgency; Advances in ... Mental Health America, the country,s oldest and ... mentally healthier lives, today called for action on ... for Mental Health."To view the Multimedia News Release, ...
... Customers; Reaches 400,000 Live User Milestone; Named #1 SSO ... identity and access management (IAM) solutions are the most ... the best performance in the Company,s history. In ... new user licenses. In addition, the Company reached ...
... at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston ... fever virus uses to disarm the defenses of infected ... in humans, inflicting liver damage, blindness and even death ... Rift Valley fever also afflicts cattle, goats and sheep, ...
... N.M., Feb. 17 Exagen Diagnostics, Inc., which ... for research and analytic specific reagents to clinical ... Alsobrook, Ph.D., has been named vice president and ... oversees Exagen,s day-to-day operations, company alliances and genomic ...
... Effect on Executive Function and Functional Capacity are ... According to a New Report from Decision ResourcesWALTHAM, ... the world,s leading research and advisory firms for ... drug were to receive formal regulatory approval for ...
... procedure rooms offer faster and more accurate diagnosis and ... Medical Center today announces the completion of its state-of-the-art ... Now located on the second level of the ... with three fully functional state-of-the-art catheterization labs (cath labs) ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Video: On 100th Anniversary, Mental Health America Declares 'It's Time for Mental Health' 2Health News:Video: On 100th Anniversary, Mental Health America Declares 'It's Time for Mental Health' 3Health News:Video: On 100th Anniversary, Mental Health America Declares 'It's Time for Mental Health' 4Health News:Sentillion Announces 2008 as the Best Year in the Company's History 2Health News:Sentillion Announces 2008 as the Best Year in the Company's History 3Health News:Scientists uncover secrets of potential bioterror virus 2Health News:Exagen Diagnostics Names John Alsobrook, Ph.D., Vice President and Chief Operating Officer 2Health News:A Drug That Receives Regulatory Approval for Cognitive Impairment Associated With Schizophrenia Would Earn a Higher Patient Share in the United States Than in Europe 2Health News:A Drug That Receives Regulatory Approval for Cognitive Impairment Associated With Schizophrenia Would Earn a Higher Patient Share in the United States Than in Europe 3Health News:St. Mary Medical Center Opens New Cardiovascular Catheterization Labs Reaffirming Role as a Regional Leader in Cardiovascular Medicine 2Health News:St. Mary Medical Center Opens New Cardiovascular Catheterization Labs Reaffirming Role as a Regional Leader in Cardiovascular Medicine 3Health News:St. Mary Medical Center Opens New Cardiovascular Catheterization Labs Reaffirming Role as a Regional Leader in Cardiovascular Medicine 4Health News:St. Mary Medical Center Opens New Cardiovascular Catheterization Labs Reaffirming Role as a Regional Leader in Cardiovascular Medicine 5
(Date:9/17/2014)... , Sept. 17, 2014   OTEMR, Inc. , ... Complete EHR certification, which designates that the software is ... 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use measures required to ... Act (ARRA).  ONETOUCH EMR 2.0 was certified on July ... of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) and is ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... 17, 2014  Millions of people suffer from neck and ... Recently the FDA approved the launch of a ... implant device developed by Spinal Kinetics, which may offer relief ... or arm pain. Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the number ... in New York City and in ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Sept. 17, 2014   MedeAnalytics today ... that brings complete visibility to a provider,s "mid-cycle" ... ever-evolving reimbursement landscape. Powered by the industry,s leading ... the critical point between patient access and the ... solution will improve revenue capture, minimize audit risk ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:OTEMR, Inc.'s ONETOUCH EMR Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition COMPLETE EHR Certification from ICSA Labs 2OTEMR, Inc.'s ONETOUCH EMR Achieves ONC HIT 2014 Edition COMPLETE EHR Certification from ICSA Labs 3Cervical Disc Clinical Trial for People with Neck and Arm Pain Set to Begin at Hospital for Special Surgery 2MedeAnalytics Unveils New Revenue Integrity Solution to Support the Transition to Value-Based Healthcare 2MedeAnalytics Unveils New Revenue Integrity Solution to Support the Transition to Value-Based Healthcare 3
... recalls increased more than 160 percent in the first ... many units than the previous quarter, according to the ... impacted by the increase include alcohol prep pads, catheters, ... in the first quarter of 2012. Conversely, the ExpertRECALL ...
... May 14, 2012  DICOM Grid announced today it has ... Herring,s Top 100 Americas award, a prestigious list honoring ... North American business region. The Red ... a pool of hundreds from across North America. The ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Medical Device Recalls Soar During First Quarter, ExpertRECALL Index Shows 2Medical Device Recalls Soar During First Quarter, ExpertRECALL Index Shows 3DICOM Grid Selected as a Finalist for the 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Americas Award 2
... key clinical and economic issues of cerclage ... designed to maximize tension control while minimizing ... combines efficient instrumentation with a simple technique. ... is indicated for general orthopaedic trauma surgery ...
OmniAccess&trade Hip Retractor System sets a new standard in hip exposure. It provides constant, absolute exposure of the acetabulum during total hip arthroplasty and revision procedures....
... Many of DePuy's aggressive innovations have become ... to be equalled. The AML Total ... to efficiently address and effectively meet the ... arthroplasty. With greater than 15 years ...
The Endotrac™ System includes an Obturator, Slotted Cannula, Synovial Elevator, Ligament Probe, Ligament Rasp, Blade Handle, two Retractors and sterilizable tray. The Endotrac&trade....
Medicine Products: