Milken Institute Obesity Report Released*

The Milken Institute released a report about the economic impacts of obesity in the U.S. They examine the direct and indirect costs of obesity and their impact on the economy. They conclude that the effects are not irreversible and a 5% weight reduction per person with a BMI over 40 can result in a $2,137 in medical cost savings annually.

URL link to the report:

http://assets1b.milkeninstitute.org/assets/Publication/ResearchReport/PDF/Weighing-Down-America-WEB.pdf