Weight-Loss Programs for the Obese Could Save Billions

Obesity among older Americans is a huge financial burden. Emory University researchers estimated that if 70% of 60-64 year olds with “prediabetes” and cardiovascular risk factors were enrolled in community-based intervention programs it would save Medicare $15.1 billion over the cohort’s lifetime.

PositiveTip: If you are overweight or obese don’t wait for the government or insurance to pay for intervention. Take responsibility yourself–the results will be reward enough!