Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Obesity: An Economic Stimulus and The Costs of Obesity

SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
A very heated debate is going on here on Bigger Fatter Politics. The esteemed Dr Teddy Bear chimed in and launched a blistering attack on CG Brady nationally known anti gluttony activist. In the debate he pointed out that gluttony is costing multi billions. While CG Brady is factually correct he fails to to that the staggering costs of obesity are indeed acting as an economic stimulus. The gluttonous and greedy habits of fat Americans are actually GOOD for the economy. Once again, GLUTTONY IS GOOD!

I will be allowing CG Brady access to Bigger Fatter Politics to post a rebuttal. Unlike other news organizations  Bigger Fatter Politics really is fair and balanced.

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SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:

    $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs. CHA CHING!
  
    105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese. CHA CHING!

    $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960. CHA CHING!

    $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees. CHA CHING!

    $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity. CHA CHING!

    $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers. CHA CHING!

    $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution. CHA CHING!

    $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs. CHA CHING!

    $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030. CHA CHING!

    $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes. CHA CHING!

- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf


10 Flabbergasting Costs of America's Obesity Epidemic - Motley Fool

SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
“These are bills that we can’t afford to pay,” said Jim Baugh, founder of PHIT America, a cause designed to create a Movement for a Fit and Healthy America.  “PHIT America has solutions to helping the U.S. overcome the obesity epidemic.  It all starts with regular physical activity and getting daily PE back in schools. You will soon read about new eye opening research findings that lack of exercise Is the main culprit in startling rise of childhood obesity.
Plus, our website – PHITAmerica.org – has a Participation Database for the general public, which offers ways to become active and fit in more than 50 different sports or fitness activities.  It’s as simple as ‘putting play in your life every day.’  Play a sport, join a team, or start going to a fitness class.  Say goodbye to a sedentary lifestyle.  Your life does depend on it!”
Tipping the Scales - More Increased Cost From the Military
Another point worth making on the obesity topic is that 1 in 4 young adults cannot join the military because they are too overweight or obese, according to the recent military report Still Too Fat to Fight. The report also notes that TRICARE, the military’s health insurance system, is spending more than $1 billion a year on treating weight-related diseases.
Sadly, the state of obesity may get worse in this country before things improve.  Even the fittest states are losing the obesity battle.  Case in point:  Colorado.  The Rocky Mountain state’s adult obesity rate in 1995 was 13.9%. At the time, the worst state was Mississippi, with an obesity rate of 19.4%. Today, Colorado is still the fittest state, but its adult obesity rate stands at 20.7% -- higher than the worst state less than 20 years ago.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf

10 Flabbergasting Costs of America's Obesity Epidemic - Motley Fool

SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
“These are bills that we can’t afford to pay,” said Jim Baugh, founder of PHIT America, a cause designed to create a Movement for a Fit and Healthy America.  “PHIT America has solutions to helping the U.S. overcome the obesity epidemic.  It all starts with regular physical activity and getting daily PE back in schools. You will soon read about new eye opening research findings that lack of exercise Is the main culprit in startling rise of childhood obesity.
Plus, our website – PHITAmerica.org – has a Participation Database for the general public, which offers ways to become active and fit in more than 50 different sports or fitness activities.  It’s as simple as ‘putting play in your life every day.’  Play a sport, join a team, or start going to a fitness class.  Say goodbye to a sedentary lifestyle.  Your life does depend on it!”
Tipping the Scales - More Increased Cost From the Military
Another point worth making on the obesity topic is that 1 in 4 young adults cannot join the military because they are too overweight or obese, according to the recent military report Still Too Fat to Fight. The report also notes that TRICARE, the military’s health insurance system, is spending more than $1 billion a year on treating weight-related diseases.
Sadly, the state of obesity may get worse in this country before things improve.  Even the fittest states are losing the obesity battle.  Case in point:  Colorado.  The Rocky Mountain state’s adult obesity rate in 1995 was 13.9%. At the time, the worst state was Mississippi, with an obesity rate of 19.4%. Today, Colorado is still the fittest state, but its adult obesity rate stands at 20.7% -- higher than the worst state less than 20 years ago.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf

10 Flabbergasting Costs of America's Obesity Epidemic - Motley Fool

SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
“These are bills that we can’t afford to pay,” said Jim Baugh, founder of PHIT America, a cause designed to create a Movement for a Fit and Healthy America.  “PHIT America has solutions to helping the U.S. overcome the obesity epidemic.  It all starts with regular physical activity and getting daily PE back in schools. You will soon read about new eye opening research findings that lack of exercise Is the main culprit in startling rise of childhood obesity.
Plus, our website – PHITAmerica.org – has a Participation Database for the general public, which offers ways to become active and fit in more than 50 different sports or fitness activities.  It’s as simple as ‘putting play in your life every day.’  Play a sport, join a team, or start going to a fitness class.  Say goodbye to a sedentary lifestyle.  Your life does depend on it!”
Tipping the Scales - More Increased Cost From the Military
Another point worth making on the obesity topic is that 1 in 4 young adults cannot join the military because they are too overweight or obese, according to the recent military report Still Too Fat to Fight. The report also notes that TRICARE, the military’s health insurance system, is spending more than $1 billion a year on treating weight-related diseases.
Sadly, the state of obesity may get worse in this country before things improve.  Even the fittest states are losing the obesity battle.  Case in point:  Colorado.  The Rocky Mountain state’s adult obesity rate in 1995 was 13.9%. At the time, the worst state was Mississippi, with an obesity rate of 19.4%. Today, Colorado is still the fittest state, but its adult obesity rate stands at 20.7% -- higher than the worst state less than 20 years ago.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf

10 Flabbergasting Costs of America's Obesity Epidemic - Motley Fool

SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
“These are bills that we can’t afford to pay,” said Jim Baugh, founder of PHIT America, a cause designed to create a Movement for a Fit and Healthy America.  “PHIT America has solutions to helping the U.S. overcome the obesity epidemic.  It all starts with regular physical activity and getting daily PE back in schools. You will soon read about new eye opening research findings that lack of exercise Is the main culprit in startling rise of childhood obesity.
Plus, our website – PHITAmerica.org – has a Participation Database for the general public, which offers ways to become active and fit in more than 50 different sports or fitness activities.  It’s as simple as ‘putting play in your life every day.’  Play a sport, join a team, or start going to a fitness class.  Say goodbye to a sedentary lifestyle.  Your life does depend on it!”
Tipping the Scales - More Increased Cost From the Military
Another point worth making on the obesity topic is that 1 in 4 young adults cannot join the military because they are too overweight or obese, according to the recent military report Still Too Fat to Fight. The report also notes that TRICARE, the military’s health insurance system, is spending more than $1 billion a year on treating weight-related diseases.
Sadly, the state of obesity may get worse in this country before things improve.  Even the fittest states are losing the obesity battle.  Case in point:  Colorado.  The Rocky Mountain state’s adult obesity rate in 1995 was 13.9%. At the time, the worst state was Mississippi, with an obesity rate of 19.4%. Today, Colorado is still the fittest state, but its adult obesity rate stands at 20.7% -- higher than the worst state less than 20 years ago.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf

10 Flabbergasting Costs of America's Obesity Epidemic - Motley Fool

SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
“These are bills that we can’t afford to pay,” said Jim Baugh, founder of PHIT America, a cause designed to create a Movement for a Fit and Healthy America.  “PHIT America has solutions to helping the U.S. overcome the obesity epidemic.  It all starts with regular physical activity and getting daily PE back in schools. You will soon read about new eye opening research findings that lack of exercise Is the main culprit in startling rise of childhood obesity.
Plus, our website – PHITAmerica.org – has a Participation Database for the general public, which offers ways to become active and fit in more than 50 different sports or fitness activities.  It’s as simple as ‘putting play in your life every day.’  Play a sport, join a team, or start going to a fitness class.  Say goodbye to a sedentary lifestyle.  Your life does depend on it!”
Tipping the Scales - More Increased Cost From the Military
Another point worth making on the obesity topic is that 1 in 4 young adults cannot join the military because they are too overweight or obese, according to the recent military report Still Too Fat to Fight. The report also notes that TRICARE, the military’s health insurance system, is spending more than $1 billion a year on treating weight-related diseases.
Sadly, the state of obesity may get worse in this country before things improve.  Even the fittest states are losing the obesity battle.  Case in point:  Colorado.  The Rocky Mountain state’s adult obesity rate in 1995 was 13.9%. At the time, the worst state was Mississippi, with an obesity rate of 19.4%. Today, Colorado is still the fittest state, but its adult obesity rate stands at 20.7% -- higher than the worst state less than 20 years ago.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf

10 Flabbergasting Costs of America's Obesity Epidemic - Motley Fool

SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
“These are bills that we can’t afford to pay,” said Jim Baugh, founder of PHIT America, a cause designed to create a Movement for a Fit and Healthy America.  “PHIT America has solutions to helping the U.S. overcome the obesity epidemic.  It all starts with regular physical activity and getting daily PE back in schools. You will soon read about new eye opening research findings that lack of exercise Is the main culprit in startling rise of childhood obesity.
Plus, our website – PHITAmerica.org – has a Participation Database for the general public, which offers ways to become active and fit in more than 50 different sports or fitness activities.  It’s as simple as ‘putting play in your life every day.’  Play a sport, join a team, or start going to a fitness class.  Say goodbye to a sedentary lifestyle.  Your life does depend on it!”
Tipping the Scales - More Increased Cost From the Military
Another point worth making on the obesity topic is that 1 in 4 young adults cannot join the military because they are too overweight or obese, according to the recent military report Still Too Fat to Fight. The report also notes that TRICARE, the military’s health insurance system, is spending more than $1 billion a year on treating weight-related diseases.
Sadly, the state of obesity may get worse in this country before things improve.  Even the fittest states are losing the obesity battle.  Case in point:  Colorado.  The Rocky Mountain state’s adult obesity rate in 1995 was 13.9%. At the time, the worst state was Mississippi, with an obesity rate of 19.4%. Today, Colorado is still the fittest state, but its adult obesity rate stands at 20.7% -- higher than the worst state less than 20 years ago.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf

10 Flabbergasting Costs of America's Obesity Epidemic - Motley Fool

SILVER SPRING, MD – April 11, 2013 – As was reported in a recent edition of The Motley Fool, obesity is costing us big time!  Since 1960, the number of obese Americans has tripled.  What?  Tripled, yes!!  And six times more Americans are now extremely obese than 50 years ago. Unfortunately, everyone is paying for this obesity epidemic. How much? Here are 10 shocking numbers related to the costs of obesity:
  1. $190 billion -- That's the amount of added medical costs every year that are estimated to stem from obesity-related problems. It’s nearly 21% of total U.S. health care costs.
  2. 105% -- According to a study conducted by the Brookings Institution, this is the increased amount that obese Americans pay for prescription drugs compared to individuals who aren't obese.
  3. $3.4 billion -- Cars are burning around 938 million gallons of gasoline per year more than they would if Americans weighed what they did in 1960.
  4. $164 billion -- The Society of Actuaries estimates that U.S. employers are losing this amount in productivity each year due to obesity-related issues with employees.
  5. $6.4 billion -- Every year, this amount is estimated to be lost due to employee absenteeism related to obesity.
  6. $1 billion -- U.S. airlines are consuming an extra 350 million gallons of fuel per year due to overweight passengers.
  7. $14.3 billion -- This is how much childhood obesity costs the U.S. each year, according to a published study from the Brookings Institution.
  8. $62 billion -- Medicare and Medicaid are spending nearly this amount every year on obesity-related costs.
  9. $66 billion -- Columbia University researchers say that if current trends don't change, annul obesity-related medical costs in the U.S. could increase this amount by 2030.
  10. $580 billion -- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation predicts that annual economic productivity loss due to obesity could hit this staggering amount by 2030 unless the current situation changes.
“These are bills that we can’t afford to pay,” said Jim Baugh, founder of PHIT America, a cause designed to create a Movement for a Fit and Healthy America.  “PHIT America has solutions to helping the U.S. overcome the obesity epidemic.  It all starts with regular physical activity and getting daily PE back in schools. You will soon read about new eye opening research findings that lack of exercise Is the main culprit in startling rise of childhood obesity.
Plus, our website – PHITAmerica.org – has a Participation Database for the general public, which offers ways to become active and fit in more than 50 different sports or fitness activities.  It’s as simple as ‘putting play in your life every day.’  Play a sport, join a team, or start going to a fitness class.  Say goodbye to a sedentary lifestyle.  Your life does depend on it!”
Tipping the Scales - More Increased Cost From the Military
Another point worth making on the obesity topic is that 1 in 4 young adults cannot join the military because they are too overweight or obese, according to the recent military report Still Too Fat to Fight. The report also notes that TRICARE, the military’s health insurance system, is spending more than $1 billion a year on treating weight-related diseases.
Sadly, the state of obesity may get worse in this country before things improve.  Even the fittest states are losing the obesity battle.  Case in point:  Colorado.  The Rocky Mountain state’s adult obesity rate in 1995 was 13.9%. At the time, the worst state was Mississippi, with an obesity rate of 19.4%. Today, Colorado is still the fittest state, but its adult obesity rate stands at 20.7% -- higher than the worst state less than 20 years ago.
- See more at: http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/10_Flaggergasting_Costs.htm#sthash.x3fws8zl.dpuf

16 comments:

  1. Good evening Fat Bastardo:

    Well, it looks like I'm the first to post a comment here.

    This really went south during my own recent arguments with CG Brady.

    OK, I have been searching through the archives, but it looks like I'm going to be up all night.

    I don't remember exactly when CG Brady was first mentioned on this blog.

    But didn't he claim to be, not a doctor, but a nutritionists, or a dietician or something like that?

    Well, I have been losing sleep conducting extensive Google searches for a CG Brady, to see if he's in the medical profession in anyway, or if he has written any peer reviewed articles.

    I find nothing.

    There's a CG Brady who's a musician who's got a music web site, and I have found a few more people with the name CG Brady, but nothing in the medical profession, or in the health profession in anyway what-so-ever.

    CG Brady is trying to be the Internet equivalent of Doctor OZ on an afternoon TV program. Doctor OZ is a quack!

    Another example is Joseph M. Mercola, an alternative medicine proponent, osteopathic physician, and web entrepreneur, who markets a variety of controversial dietary supplements and medical devices through his website.

    He's another quack!

    I have been doing my own research on so-called "alternative" medicines, and also on this anti-vaccine movement, people who claim that vaccines in children causes autism.

    As a result or this anti-vaccine movement, childhood diseases that we have nearly wiped out are starting to come back again.

    To be continued below . . . . .

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  2. . . . . . Continued from above.

    I have been doing a Google search for more information, and I have been learning these facts from atheist channels on YouTube.

    Here is a link to my own YouTube channel, to my Playlist page.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/BigFatHeretic/videos?view=1&flow=grid

    As of now, I have 317 Playlists on my channel. When you go to my Playlist page you need to scroll down until you come to [Load more] to see all of my Playlists.

    I have all kinds of Playlists on science, like, Astronomy, Geology, Paleontology, evolution, etc. etc.

    I have become more and more agnostic in recent years.

    Anyway, I have learned more about so-called "alternative" medicine which has turned out to be nothing more than pseudoscience at best, and quackery at the worse.

    OK, Fat Bastardo, I think you need to do some more research on CG Brady.

    He has no medical degree, as far as I can tell, that he's just an anti-obesity activist.

    Now, I don't claim to be an expert. But I do know how to search for peer reviewed journals. So, if I want to learn something more in science, I go to peer reviewed journals.

    Thanks to the Internet, and reading on my own, I have been learning far more than I had ever learned in school.

    OK, I'm well aware that there is a lot of bullshit on the Internet, but there is also a lot of good information, if one is willing to take the time to do the research.

    When it comes to medical information, I have seen a lot of contradictions.

    For example:

    Take coffee, or caffeine. Should diabetics drink coffee, or not? I have read some medical articles that say no, and some articles that say that caffeine may prevent insulin resistance in pre-diabetics, so the answer is yes.

    So, which is it?

    I notice that in my case at least, my blood sugar levels go down after drinking coffee, and it even goes down after smoking my pipe. Well, I know glucose levels go down after smoking weed, which is why if gives you the munchies.

    Anyway . . . . .

    When it comes to medical information, I have seen a lot of contradictions.

    Now, getting back to CG Brady . . .

    He's only an anti-obesity activist, who as far as I know, has no medical degree. He only has an agenda.

    Hey, I've been staying up late nights doing hours of searching, and I can not find any more links to him, except to this blog, and to My Fat Spouse.

    OK, perhaps he has exposed a lot of diet charlatans, but he's a fat hate activist himself. I guess he's just trying to eliminate the competition.

    Anyway . . . . .

    You really need to do more research on this guy.

    . . . . . To be continued below . . . . .

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  3. . . . . . Continued from above . . . . .

    OK, there seems to be a correlation between the obesity rates and poverty.

    In the previous article on this blog, CG Brady advocates a 25% percent sales tax on food, and also, taxing people for being overweight.

    This would hit poor people that hardest. Poor people would have less money to spend on other vital necessities. It would hit children in poor families the hardest.

    Hey! I have a solution!

    How about if we give school kids from poor families, FREE textbooks and FREE school supplies and make it easier to get a decent education, which would help them to rise up from poverty.

    Then we must so something to improve the quality of education in our school, which has been swirling down the crapper for the past 50 years or so.

    Other countries score much higher in science, math, and reading scores. Also, President Obama wants to see an end of the "zero tolerance" policies.

    Here's a link to a PBS website, at:

    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/obama-administration-recommends-ending-zero-tolerance-policies-in-schools/

    This would end the "school to prison pipeline" so that discipline problems can be handled within the school instead of involving the police, every time a kid coughs or sneezes in the class room (disrupting class) or comes to school wearing the wrong color of socks or something. Yes! These things have actually happened! Schools have gotten much worse since I was a kid.

    And tonight, I made a donation toward AU, American United For Separation of Church And State. I pledged a $10 dollar monthly donation.

    https://www.au.org/

    So, I don't spend all of my money on just food and gluttony as CG Brady might think.

    No, I pay my rent, my gas bill, my electric bill, and my AT&T U-VERSE internet and telephone.

    I also make monthly donations toward People For The American Way, and to Union of Concerned Scientist.

    Anyway . . . . . at AU, here is what we are fighting against.

    1.) Prayer in school
    2.) Book banning
    3.) Creationism
    4.) Intelligent Design (that's just a new name for Creationism, same old shit!)
    5.) School Vouchers (yeah, against Republican vultures!)
    6.) Classroom Devotions
    7.) Discrimination

    OK, contrary to popular opinion, you are allowed to pray in school. You just can't have teacher-lead prayers in the class rooms. That's all.

    Yeah! When I was in the 1st, 2ed, 3rd and 4th grade back in the early 1960s we went to religious instructions. But eventually that retarded shit was stopped when it was ruled unconstitutional.

    I want the bullying to stop in our school, and I want young people today to have more opportunities to get a much better education than I had when I was in school.

    Also, book banning is a real hot-button issue for me, because, as I had mentioned in previous comments on this blog, I had my head bashed against a brick wall in an argument over a book I was not allowed to check out from the school library.

    Anyway . . .

    I want kids today to get a better education, and our schools need to hire better teachers, and teacher should undergo a thorough background check so that our schools won't ave any more crappy teachers as I had when I went to school. Some of my teachers had a criminal past.

    Yeah! This shit has to stop!


    Teddy Bear

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  4. Here's what I found regarding CG. http://www0.sun.ac.za/mhicweb/node/944

    I don't disclose personal information unless I have permission to do so.

    I think that CG and others made some valid points and I think what got you into trouble is that you did not stay on topic and you made the thread become about you. The personal insults didn't help your case.

    Folks can disagree without being disagreeable but I allow free speech on Bigger Fatter Politics as long as it isn't of an extreme sexual nature because young fatlings read BFP.

    I always appreciate your comments and insight but in all honesty I think you are off base here. What happened to you is not germane to the experience of most other fatlings and sin taxes so it really is a red herring. While I think you were very brave to disclose your childhood trauma I don't think this it the appropriate place for something that personal. I can't control who reads this blog and I don't censor.

    I respect both you and CG just as I respect the Chef, Rotunda, Proud, Coach Gaines ect..

    I really think you gotta let this stuff go and conquer your past. A man of your intellect can surely do this. It is clear that this is eating you up inside and the fact is you have remained a victim. Why give those fuckers that much power? Why not remove that crown of thorns and burn and use it to toast marshmallows.

    I see your anger as someone who is hurt and lashing out. Can you not break the pattern. My absolute best friend in the world is Proud FA and he's a thinling and quite an accomplished athlete. I don't think that your maniacal hate of athletes is healthy for you. Whether you can see it or not CG did you a favor and I hope you can take a deep breath and use it to find some peace.

    Teddy, you should be in front of a black board teaching and if it can't be a real black board then make is a virtual one. Maybe you should be a school teacher so that you can protect other kids from abusive educators who would give them Ritalin. Maybe you could be a quest lecturer on astronomy. You would be much better than some video in the classroom.

    Anyway, if you stick to the topic of these posts I think your input would add so much. Please provide your customary light and low heat.

    Proud is a hell of a fighter. I've seen him take out punks who outweighed him by 50 pounds. Proud would keep his cool and pick the apart. When some punk gave me shit Proud would whip em good. Even though I could have handled most of them Proud was the expert because he knew instinctively how to win fights. After Proud would knock the crap out of some punk he'd have me finish them off with an earthquake bomb.

    Let it go and put the past behind you. It's not good to get so agitated. The shit has stopped Teddy. Most of the bully teachers have died of old age. Don't let them torment you from the grave. You have the power to conquer all this.

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  5. Good afternoon Fat Bastardo:

    No, I'm sorry, but things have not improved in our schools.

    A black teenager in a high school at Polk County Florida was facing felony charges for domestic terrorism just because a cap blew off form an 8 ounce water bottle.

    There was another teacher, John Freshwater, a Christian fundamentalist at Mount Vernon Middle School in Mount Vernon, Ohio, who was dismissed by the Board of Education for teaching creationism in a public school, and using a Tesla coil to mark the shape of the cross into the arms of eighth grade students.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Freshwater

    I could go on and on about what is happening in our schools.

    When I was in school, I fought against censorship.

    I resented when people tried to regulate what kind of books I read, what kind of music I listen to, etc. etc.

    People need to know, the more you try to control another person's life, the more you just end up destroying that person.

    And CG Brady, wants to regulate our bodies.

    He's a fascist Nazi dictator, and I'm going to stand up to him.

    Good thing we can't meet person to person, or else he'll get my cane across his teeth!

    I'm 62 years old, and nobody is going to control my life for me.


    Teddy Bear

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    1. What does John Freshwater have to do with the fat tax?

      Here is what John Freshwater has to do with your bullshit. HE WAS FIRED!! He got his ass in a sling. That's what happens to bad teachers.

      The more you post the more you damage any credibility that you have left if any.

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  6. You can out food in your mouth all day long Teddy but don't put words in my mouth. In America eating yourself into and early grave and forcing others to pay for your selfish choices is your right. I am not about advocating the regulation of bodies but regulating behavior by rewarding good behavior and punishing bad behavior.

    Instead of a fat tax I will propose a lean rebate for those Americans who choose to eat responsibly and maintain a healthy weight. How do you like them apples? Them apples are not candy apples.

    Teddy your threats of violence only go to prove that you were a problem student and the butt kicking laid on you by your coach was well deserved.

    Your brother grabbing the shotgun as you claim was probably an act of self defense. You sound like a maniac.

    Teddy says: "I'm 62 years old, and nobody is going to control my life for me." Somebody should control your life because clearly you can't/won't. Maybe a few months in the county jail on jail food with change your attitude and teach you some respect.

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    1. Listen up mother fucker!

      I did not start out with a bad attitude. The first four grades in school were fine, until I had my first male teacher, a sports obsessed tyrant.

      I don't need to be taught how to respect tyrants!

      Also, I have never physically assaulted anyone in my life. NEVER!!!

      But I have been physically assaulted, and for no reason at all.

      When my brother tried to come after me with a shot gun, it was NOT in self defense!

      Every time someone tried to control my life, it only fucked up my life even worse!

      NO! The reason why I've become such an unmitigated prick and a "maniac" now, is because I have been punished when I have NEVER committed any crimes.

      In school, i was PUNISHED FOR WANTING TO READ A BOOK! The teacher who assaulted me in the hallway was a criminal.

      Oh! But you believe that it was OK for an adult to grab a kid by the shoulders and bash his head against a brick wall.

      I ONLY WANTED TO READ A BOOK!
      I ONLY WANTED TO READ A BOOK!

      OK, being fat has never done me any harm. My younger brother is skinny, and he's in a Hell of a lot worse shape than I am.

      No, you just want everybody to look alike and think alike, just so you can have a louder jungle in your purse.

      When I was in high school, in Las Cruces New, Mexico, I had this so-call "science" teacher who was also the football coach. And during football season, he was too busy coaching his team of pre-frontally lobotomized baboons to be teaching in the class room. So, instead, he would set up the movie projector, turn off the lights, and go out the door, leaving us all to sit in the dark, watching stupid cartoons!

      When I protested against this, which was my right, I got into more trouble. MY PARENTS PAID SCHOOL TAXES, GOD DAMN IT!!!

      And our public schools have gotten even worse now, than when I went to school. Now, kids are even getting Tazered by the cops just for coughing or sneezing in class, or for wearing the wrong color socks! Every time I read about this stuff in online NEWS articles, it triggers off some really bad memories.

      Oh! But you're more concerned about how much people weigh, or what we eat, and you don't give a flying fucking Hootenanny in Hell if kids are getting beaten by cops or raped in the locker rooms.

      You are the most despicable person I have ever had the misfortune to encounter on the Internet.

      Oh! I suppose you believe that kids deserve to get beaten and raped in the locker rooms! Just as long as they don't commit the crime of getting fat!

      You want to be a nanny?

      Hey Mary Poppins! I suggest you put on a long black dress with a white lace apron, and take your spoon full of sugar and your umbrella and shove them both up your ass!

      FUCK OFF!


      Teddy Bear

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  7. Teddy, I will go back and copy and paste your 20+ insults and threats of violence. All one has to is see the comment section and you will once again be shown to be a big fat liar, a bully and a sissy.

    You are lying when you said you never physically assaulted anyone. You threatened to knock my teeth out. That is a terroristic threat which is typical of people who engage in physical violence.

    Your accusations against your school are so absurd that they don't even pass the giggle test.

    You insult all athletes. It's pure jealousy.

    I have little doubt that you are lying about your school experiences but if some coach did slap you around I have no doubt that you earned it.

    Your story about being raped in BS too. Had you been raped somebody would have gone to jail or at least been arrested but that DID NOT happen. Nothing you say adds up. My question to you is why do you feel the need to lie so much? Do you actually think people are going to believe your BS?

    Maybe you can get a job writing speeches for Republicans. They like lying.

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    1. No, you must be a Republican!

      You believe people deserve to get raped!

      You've probably have molested most of the kids in your own neighborhood.

      Tell me, how many times have you beaten and raped your wife and daughter?

      Fuck off!

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    2. Sorry Teddy, I'm not a Republican. I am actually quite left of center.

      It's funny that you talk of molestation and toss out baseless accusations at others. You probably falsely charged some of your teachers with it or you are a pedophile yourself and you are trying to deflect attention from yourself the same way the Republicans do.

      I bet you have never had a girlfriend let alone a wife. Is that because you like little kids?

      Let's do the math. 1. You talk incessantly about child rape. 2. Had you actually been a victim of rape you would not talk about it so freely. 3. You are probably unmarried. 4. You have anti social personality disorder, 5. You probably have homosexual ideation because you claim a male teacher was the perpetrator. As we all know, teachers in the lower grades are most often female and it's usually female teachers who molest boys.

      You accuse me of being a molester but all the evidence is pointing at you. Everybody sees it.

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    3. I'm not the only one on the Internet who has talked about his past experience with having been raped.

      Check out this YouTube video by The Amazing Atheist - AKA - TJ

      The End Of Rape
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBgSfdfJQqk

      He also has a web blog titled "That Fat Atheist".

      In this video, he talks openly about his own experience of having been sexually molested.

      More and more of us are coming out to openly talk of our past experiences.

      Of course a lot of trolls have responded in their comments under his video.

      You're just another troll, and you're still living back in the 1950s to 1970s when this sort of thing was hushed up and allowed to continue.

      But, this is the 21st century, and more and more of us are coming out into the open. It's the best way to take action against this sort of thing.

      Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s when I tried to talk to a psychiatrist about it, back then, nobody believed that a guy could get raped. No, the shrinks just prescribed tranquilizers and sent me home.

      And no, I did not accuse any of my teacher of rape, as you have implied. This incident happened once in my life. So, I was not in the habit of accusing every person of rape.

      But because you lack any sympathy for rape victims, then I can only assume that you must be a rapist.





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    4. The rape occurred during the three weeks when I was in the state hospital back in April 1969 and after that, I was transferred to another ward.

      So, I don't know what happened to the guy afterward.

      Stop calling me a liar!

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    5. I will stop calling you a liar as soon as you STOP lying.

      Your story keeps changing. First you said it was in the gym locker room and now you are saying it happened at the nut house.

      Where did this alleged rape happen at school like you first said or at the nut house? Pick a lie and stick to it.

      You also implied that the sexual assault was what sent you to the nut house in the first place.

      Start from the beginning and tell the truth this time.

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    6. I am very aware of the TJ the Amazing atheist and like everyone TJ has had to deal with crap and trauma and TJ is a productive member of society and not a drain on it.

      Now you are saying that the sexual assault on you was hushed up? Time for everyone to put on the hip boots. If there was a rape and it was hushed up you would have said right off the bat that it was hushed up when I asked why there was no arrest.

      You are lying when you said. "Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s when I tried to talk to a psychiatrist about it, back then, nobody believed that a guy could get raped." That is more bullshit. Rape of males by other males was no secret. Back then it was called buggery.

      I do not lack sympathy for rape victims. I do have contempt for liars.

      You did nothing about this alleged rapist did you? If this guy was a boy raper then chances are you were not the only victim. If he really was a rapist you would have gone to the authorities to report him and you didn't. Even your lies show what a self centered person you are. You never thought about the other victims when you concocted your fairytale. If you had an ounce of compassion for others you would have included in your tall tale a story about reporting this guy to the police and you would have expressed sympathy for or expressed concerned about other potential victims.

      There is nothing genuine about your story telling and it does a huge disservice to real victims of sexual abuse.

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  8. Teddy Bear is just one more big fat loser leaching off the taxpayers. He's faking mental illness so that he can get a nut check from SSI.

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