It's no secret that obesity is one of the most common health problems in the United States. Current estimates from the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO) put the number of obese adults in the U.S. at a shocking 64% (see Obesity Statistics). So if you're not obese, you probably know someone who is, and that person is at risk for complications such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
While public awareness of the physical risks of obesity has increased over the years, the impact that it has on the nation's economy is sometimes overlooked, though no less significant.
Take the following quiz and find out how much you know about the impact of obesity on the health of the U.S. economy.
Posted 16 Nov 2009