Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Fat People Cheaper to Treat

Here is a new study:
LONDON (AP) -- Preventing obesity and smoking can save lives, but it doesn't save money, researchers reported Monday. It costs more to care for healthy people who live years longer, according to a Dutch study that counters the common perception that preventing obesity would save governments millions of dollars.
I think that the study just looks at medical savings. There would be additional saving if you consider Social Security payments.

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