Obesity: An Economic Problem

Obesity: An Economic Problem

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2009 and 2010 35.7% of U.S. adults were considered ‘obese’. Four years later, obesity remains a chief policy agenda item. Given the increasing coverage the obesity problem has received in the United States, this comes as no surprise. What is less evident, though, is the solution to the problem at hand.

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