See how being fat weighs on the budget

Published: Thursday, May 3 2012 11:31 a.m. MDT

Companies, individuals and governments across the nation are suffering from the extra weight. The U.S. accumulates more than $190 billion a year in obesity-related healthcare costs, according to a study by the Campaign to End Obesity. Medical spending resulting from obesity is double what it was in 1960 and is greater than that of smoking, according to a recent study. Men are considered obese if they have more than 25 percent body fat, for women that number is 32 percent. Here's a list of ways that expanding waistlines drive up costs, according to Reuters.
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