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Heart disease is the #1 most costly medical condition in the U.S. Hypertension is #5 and cerebrovascular disease is #7.

Thorpe K, Florence C, Howard D, Joski P. The Impact of Obesity on Rising Medical Spending. Health Aff. 2004; http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/content/full/hlthaff.w4.480/DC1

Reference

Title
The Impact of Obesity on Rising Medical Spending
Publication
Health Aff
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Thorpe K, Florence C, Howard D, Joski P
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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