Project Description

October 2018

This is the landmark study identifying the economic effects and how prevalent obesity truly is in America.  The costs are paid by all of us – individuals, families, corporations and the government.  Imagine -the rates of obesity start from 3.4% in 1960 to over 42% in 2020.  All of society, that’s 330 million citizens are now suffering the effects of 120 million million obese people.  Obesity is the cause of 100+ other chronic diseases and costs the American economy $1.72 Trillion dollars which represents almost 10% of the GDP.