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The obesity epidemic in the United States can't be ignored any longer. With nearly 70% of Americans being categorized as overweight or obese by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it's imp... ossible to deny how widespread the disease has become.When examining the costs of obesity one thing becomes clear – our nation's excessive weight is playing a major role in our economic well-being. While we all know that we would eliminate additional health care costs and excessive transportation costs by reducing the percentage of Americans who are obese or overweight, this graphic looks at another angle. What do we stand to gain in addition to cutting out those expenses by becoming a healthier population?
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