Weight Loss Equals economic Gain

Losing weight will get better your health, but also help you save thousands of dollars.A study released Tuesday by George Washington University researchers showed the annual overall cost for being fat is $4,879 for women and $2,646 for men.

The study factored in equipment like sick days taken at work, the cost of extra gasoline, medical bills, and the loss of productivity. It is more luxurious for women to be obese, because according to the study, obese women earn less money than healthy women -- while obese men earn about the same as healthy men. The story also shows a gender difference in the economic value of lost life. This feature raises the women's annual obesity costs up to $8,365, and men's to $6,518.
Two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or fat.


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