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2005-06-27 17:16:41

By Kim Dixon CHICAGO (Reuters) - Americans' losing battle against thebulge also bears a burgeoning price tag, with the amount ofmoney spent treating obesity-related health problems increasingtenfold over 15 years, a study said on Monday. Between 1987 and 2002, private spending on obesity-linkedmedical problems mushroomed from $3.6 billion, or 2 percent ofall health spending, to $36.5 billion or 11.6 percent ofspending, the study, published in the journal Health Affairs,found. Obesity is a...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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