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Obese have heftier medical bills despite shortened lives

USA Today, June 10, 2008
Obese twentysomethings will have lifetime medical bills that are $5,000 to $21,000 higher than their normal-weight peers, and extremely obese young adults will incur $15,000 to $29,000 more in lifetime medical expenditures than their healthy-weight peers, according to a study. The data add to mounting evidence that obese people have significantly higher medical costs.