The economic impact of morbid obesity

  title={The economic impact of morbid obesity},
  author={Ermenegildo Eldo Frezza and Mitchell Wachtel},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
The percentage of Americans who are obese doubled from 15% in 1968 to 30% currently. An obesity epidemic is obvious and expected to worsen [1–5]. Lower productivity and higher health care costs resulting from obesity and its comorbidities have led to proposals for governmental intervention [6–10]. Methods for quantifying the costs of obesity costs and the… CONTINUE READING