Overweight Americans Send U.S. Healthcare Skyrocketing

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 18 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

Wow. I had no idea the impact was this bad. From DailyIndia.com:

Overweight and obese Americans, who frequently suffer weight-related illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol and knee/joint injuries, have increased spending by private health insurance 10 fold since 1987, says a study released in the Health Affairs on-line journal.