Heavy price of obesity
Study: Health costs now $190 billion
- Duration 3:44
- Date May 1, 2012
Study: Health costs now $190 billion
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-- -- -- -- -- Well it's no secret Americans from all walks of life for getting bigger the obesity rate gets higher year after year -- believe it or not the problem is now costing all Americans -- money.
Regardless of their weight.
Fox News medically team's doctor gates' money joins me to help break down all these costs good morning chief -- so does this new study that came out that really did look into the numbers and it's startling.
Is -- with the.
-- that's exactly right you know when he was hello underestimated because we thought it would cost us about a -- -- Ten billions.
Now we're finding out it's almost close to 200 billion dollar.
-- just obesity alone and there is a real epidemic over the third of the country Gretchen are suffering from obesity.
And this is a serious health crisis.
You look at it there had been no -- awaits in the country that has gone by threefold.
And then -- world obesity morbid obese people in this country has gone up six by six fold.
So obviously this is very serious -- as far as the cost is concerned.
The number of days and our people are missing men are missing about six days a year women are missing about ten days a year sick.
Days -- wanted to -- if they actually graphic to show that so the most obese -- On average five point nine days per year and women more nine point four wife wondered what -- because they're sick from being obese is that what you would do well that's.
Its interest in this obesity is actually be more significant -- that pressure that puts on our health care is worse than even smoking when you talk about small came.
We know that he causes lung cancer but when it comes to obesity.
It's really a spectrum of disease obesity is part of the whole metabolic syndrome so what does it do it affects your heart -- cause heart attack cardiovascular.
It affects diabetes he causes high blood pressure that whole syndrome is what we're seeing over here so just going to doctors and missing all these days and -- productivity is also.
That'd -- good news as far as a cause is concerned if you look at do overweight people in this country they're spending 2000 dollars more.
For their health care.
Obese people are spending about 3000 or more and morbid obese -- spending 6000 per year more.
On the health care costs which is a lot more than enemies is -- -- so it's a serious problem.
Now here's -- same thing growing obesity rates increased fuel consumption and if you really break this down how it affects all aspects of society.
Initial 930 million gallons of gasoline each year.
I mean it is too little think about this usually it's because heavier people.
You need more -- cars in airplanes.
In bosses I know this doesn't really affect you as much as a health concern but it's a cost -- It is and it's affecting all of us and it's going to affect our pocket this and this the cost of -- is about 20%.
Off the entire health care so this is a serious issue and and and we need to really slow these town.
And stopped as he did this is also affected by the way everything that we do.
From the wheelchairs that we see in our hospitals that are getting wider.
Two new Jersey transit that are making -- in the seats wider.
Yankees and Citi Field now are adding seats that are -- so this is this is a real serious problem there are ways to really slow these down.
And some recommendations -- have talked in the past -- right.
So you have some quick IC ABC DE -- you have a lot of recommendations for how people know very simply put it's very easy if you just start doing this you need to be -- were active duty to exercise at least thirty minutes today.
Three times a week that's the easy thing breakfast.
You want to mention that you have healthy breakfast and not skip this.
-- -- -- -- -- Two or four cups of coffee.
Make sure that the as far as diet is consumed -- starve yourself -- healthy nutrition diet.
Get seven hours of sleep.
Seven -- is a water a day and make sure you can stick to organic food and that's very simple way.
To start losing right doctor somebody solutions right there that's great to see you have a great good to see.