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Obesity increasing the bottom line

Obesity is being defined as a pandemic in itself, however, obesity diseases are also rising in alarming incidence, which is not only costing the person ill health, but putting greater demand on other people to foot their medical costs. The American economy cannot support the growing trend of sedentary, overweight citizens. Obesity related diseases include diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, asthma and cancer, which in turn have their own complications. Obesity costs tax payers, employers and individuals more, and causes sufferers to take more time of work, retire earlier on a disability pension and be less productive in the workplace, resulting in greater discrepancies on funding allocations. Obesity is the most curable and preventable condition with determination, support from employers, a healthy attitude to eating small, regular meals, and exercise.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Journal Gazette

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About: Obesity increasing the bottom line

Date: 30 October 2005

Source: The Journal Gazette

Author: Niki Kelly

URL: http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/living/13036493.htm

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