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Monday, April 30, 2012

Obesity Makes Us Waste More Than a Billion Gallons of Gas Every Year [The Atlantic]

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The health costs of obesity are well known: more frequent hospital visits, greater reliance on prescription drugs, a heightened risk for diseases like diabetes. What's less well known are obesity's economic costs. How much of a burden does obesity put on public infrastructure? On GDP? On the federal deficit?

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