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Obesity Impact On Health Economic

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Motab Raja Aljohani





America currently witnesses many healthcare challenges. One of those challenges is the rising rate of obesity. As a health risk obesity imposes both social and economic problems, as it involves high treatment costs and results in productivity loss in the labor market. Obesity also leads to many other health issues, such as blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases, which in turn increases risks for the nation overall. To deal with the issue, the US government has incorporated various interventions to control obesity, which focuses on motivating people to adopt effective dietary practices and be physically active. The government has also implemented structured and all-inclusive healthcare policies, covering all spheres of the community, including schools, local communities and workplaces to lessen health risks associated with obesity. However, these policies have been criticized for being less effective in reducing healthcare costs along with other procedural loopholes, which demand further research in the field along with steps to resolve the limitations.



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