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Heavy price of obesity

Study: Health costs now $190 billion

Obesity in America

September 18, 2012

About 32 million more Americans will become obese by 2030, upping obesity rates to 42 percent of the U.S. population, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The report also predicts that the proportion of Americans who are severely obese, will reach 11 percent, double the current rate.

The estimated medical costs of caring for the obese average about $147 billion a year.