The escalating costs of treating obesity

Medical spending for an obese person averages $1,400 more a year than an individual of normal weight  – a health-related expenditure that has doubled from nearly a decade ago and includes treating diabetes, heart disease and other ailments found  in those overweight, according to a recent study. Caroline Apovian, MD, Boston Medical Center Director of Clinical Research at the Obesity Research Center, can discuss ways of changing behavior and health outcomes to reduce obesity.

Contact Caroline Apovian, 617-414-1816, apovian@bu.edu

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