A recent research report published by the National Economic Research Institute states that the United States spends 168 billion dollars on treating obesity-related diseases every year, and the United States has a heavy task to curb the spread of obesity.
The report said that researchers analyzed data provided by an obesity survey conducted between 2000 and 2005, which involved 24,000 people. The analysis shows that the cost of treating obesity-related diseases in the United States accounts for nearly 17% of all medical costs. If calculated per person, annual medical expenses per capita would increase by $ 2,800 due to obesity.
The main author of the report, John Cowley from Cornell University, pointed out that they recognized that obesity is the culprit causing many diseases, so they fully considered the link between obesity and other diseases in the study and adopted More scientific statistical and analytical methods make this research more scientific and closer to the actual situation.
Kenneth Thorpe, an obesity expert at Emory University in the United States, believes that the study shows that the United States needs to work hard to curb the spread of obesity.