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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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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