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Diabetes, a Silent Threat to US Economy

Apr 10, 2015

Obesity is costly. Some of those costs are surprising ($2.5 billion wasted in gasoline). Others represent true injustice (obese black women earn 34% less than the rest of the workforce). But as significant as these diverse amounts are, they are almost incidental in comparison to the health care costs resulting from obesity: $316 billion in 2010. The majority of those costs are associated with and driven by the type 2 diabetes epidemic and are rising faster than we think. Up by 48% in five years, with no sign of slowing. — The diaTribe Foundation