Infographic: Federal Obesity Prevention Efforts Could Save Billions of Dollars Over 75 Years


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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates the costs of proposed federal legislation over a 10-year timeframe.

That might not be long enough to account for total savings inherent in the proposed legislation.

If the CBO extends that window from 10 to 75 years, it could better account for all of the costs and savings attributable to various obesity-prevention efforts, according to a new report by the Campaign to End Obesity.

The report identifies billions of dollars in potential savings that are attributable to four specific obesity-prevention strategies that would prevent obesity and related chronic conditions in the long run, thus helping save money by reducing health care costs and increasing wages.

Check out the report’s key findings in this infographic:

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of Latino kids have obesity (compared to 11.7% of white kids)

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