See how being fat weighs on the budget

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

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Shortness of breath, pain and other hurdles can make it difficult for the obese to work.

The very obese can lose up to one month of productive work a year. Obese males can cost an average of $3,792 a year per man. That cost for obese women is $3,037 per woman each year.

That can be a total cost of $30 billion a year.
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