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Posted on November 24, 2014 by West Corporation 


Economic Impact of Obesity

obesity economic impact

Our nation’s ongoing battle with obesity was recently covered in a TeleVox Healthy World report – The Obesity Epidemic: Unhealthy Habits Result in a Growing Problem for Americans. And while this report focused on the health-related dangers of obesity, a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute shows the economic and business impact.

On a global scale, the estimated cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion. That’s nearly as much as smoking, and its impact now equates to 2.8% of global gross domestic product. Obesity is costing the U.S. an increasingly enormous amount of money, and that trend is also being seen in other developed and emerging market countries.

How can we begin to reverse the negative impact of obesity on our economy and our patients’ health? Click HERE to learn how wellness and preventive notifications can educate patients and keep them on the path to sustained health.

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