Obesity hitting California's economy in a big way, study finds
Obesity and inactivity is becoming a major drain on the state's economy, according to a report released this morning.
“These rapidly escalating costs paint an alarming picture for our state,” says Dr. Harold Goldstein, executive director of the CCPHA, in a statement. “They underscore the need to build community health and prevention into public policies at every level, from national health care reform and the state’s use of federal stimulus funding to regional growth and local policies that help people to eat healthy food and be more physically active.”
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