Obesity Costs California $41B Annually, Study Finds
A study released Thursday by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy found that obesity and weight-related problems cost the state $41 billion annually, a nearly 200% increase from six years ago. The report attributed half of the costs to health care expenses and half to lost productivity.
- "Weight Problems Cost California $41B a Year" (San Francisco Business Times, 7/9).
- "Economic Toll of Obesity and Inactivity Exceeds $41 Billion in California" (Bohan, Contra Costa Times, 7/9).