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Study: Health Care Costs Climb with Weight Gain

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Being overweight is not only bad for your health, it’s also expensive. New research, health care costs increase in parallel with body mass measurement. The researchers found that costs associated with medical and drug claims rose gradually with each unit increase in body mass index (BMI). Notably, these increases began above a BMI of 19, which falls in the lower range of the healthy BMI category. BMI is a measurement of a person’s weight adjusted for his or her height, and can be...


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