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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...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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