Saturday, March 31, 2012

America's fattest cities and the actual cost of obesity

Here is a slideshow of the ten most obese metropolitan areas in the United States.  The report also shows the annual obesity-related costs, well over $100 million in each area.  The so called "fattest" city tops out at over $400 million per year in obesity-related costs.  If you needed any more convincing after our sugar debate a few weeks ago, here are the cold-hard figures.  How's that for a negative externality?

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