Obesity Prevention: An Urgent Need

A  new report from the  Institute of Medicine (IOM)  has much to say on the obesity epidemic in the United States and the urgent need to strengthen prevention efforts.

“Left unchecked, obesity’s effects on health, health care costs, and our productivity as a nation could become catastrophic,” the report said.

This infographic sums up the IOM’s key findings:

Earlier research  from the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) found that insurers and reinsurers are just one of many industries affected by the obesity issue.


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