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The Price Per Pound: Using Economics to Understand and Reverse the Obesity Epidemic

Award Year: 2013 Investigator: John Cawley
Obesity has risen dramatically in the U.S. in the past thirty years. Today, 35.7% of all adult Americans are clinically obese. Obesity-related illness costs $190 billion annually (or one out of every five dollars spent on health care) and is responsible for 365,000 deaths per year in the U.S.