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U.S. Underestimates Long-Term Costs of Obesity, Experts Say

Friday, March 23, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Wendy Sahli
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HealthDay, Amanda Gardner, 03/21/2012
The costs of the obesity epidemic to the United States and the economic value of curbing it are not captured fully by current methods, according to a new report. The problem is that estimates used by Congress when it looks at these issues project out only 10 years, while it may take much longer than that for complications of obesity, such as diabetes and heart disease, to manifest, the report authors say.

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