Finkelstein, Eric A.; Strombotne, Kiersten L.; Popkin, Barry M.
September 2010
Choices: The Magazine of Food, Farm & Resource Issues;2010 3rd Quarter, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p3
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The article discusses the direct and indirect costs of obesity, and its implications on health expenditures incurred by the government and employers. The increase in the utilization of healthcare by obese individuals result in higher annual medical expenditures. In addition to increased medical spending, lost productivity was noted in obese employees with their higher rates of absenteeism, together with greater number of claims for more disability and worker's compensation.


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