Recently, George Washington University released the first ever study to list the specific costs of being overweight and obese. They say it’s the first study ever to do so! Obesity is a major issue for our nation, so I combined the study’s findings with other research to try to give a picture of the true cost of being obese:
As you can see, these are no small numbers. $2646 for men and $4879 for women annually. Thats enough to fund a retirement account or buy all your groceries or go on 2 or 3 vacations! Really makes you reconsider that 80 cent supersize doesn’t it?