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The Personal Cost of Obesity

The personal cost of Obesity

Change in the cost of living after weight loss surgery can be dramatic Items/Estimated Annual Costs:

Mean medical/drug costs (BMI>35) $7,337

Out-of-pocket healthcare expenses $2,684

Employment inactivity costs $1,017

Commercial weight loss program fees $678

Prescription co-pays (5 meds at $10) $738

Grocery and dining costs $6,012

Total:  $18,466

We all know that better health and emotional satisfaction are priceless benefits, but as you can see from the table above, losing weight can also dramatically lower your actual living expenses.

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