Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Obesity Incidence

Facts about obesity:

  • Over 50 percent of Americans are overweight.
  • Over 30 percent of Americans are obese.
  • Obesity is more common in women than in men.
  • Obesity contributes to more than 300,000 deaths each year in the US.
  • Health care costs for obese adults in America have risen to over $250 billion each year.

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Last Updated: Jun 9, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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