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Morbidly obese pay nearly twice as much for health care

CINCINNATI--Health-care costs for morbidly obese adults are nearly twice those of people considered to be of normal weight, says a study led by University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers.

The study found that medical expenditures for morbidly obese adults in the year 2000 were 81 percent more than for normal-weight adults, 65 percent more than overweight adults, and 47 percent more than obese adults.

Full Article: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-02/uoc-mop021105.php

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