Health – Obesity Crisis

Document Source: CDC

Obesity is common, serious and costly

  • More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese. [Read data brief – PDF-528Kb]
  • Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death. [Read guidelines]
  • In 2008, medical costs associated with obesity were estimated at $147 billion; the medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight. [Read summary]

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