Infographic: The Economics Of Obesity

August 20, 2012Personal Financeby EW News Desk Team


According to a recent study, obesity may indirectly cost the U.S. economy over $450 billion a year. Furthemore, a recent poll by Gallup also estimated that U.S. businesses lose nearly $113 billion each year due to obese American workers.

By 2030, nearly 42 percent of Americans are expected to be obese, while 86 percent will be overweight. Check out this infographic, which measures the cost of obesity on the U.S. economy, as well as the surprising influence that obesity may have on some businesses.

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The Business of Obesity

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