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The Cost of Dieting vs. The Cost of Weight Loss Surgery

Posted on April 19, 2017, in Effects of Obesity

When considering the cost of weight loss surgery, begin by comparing costs of struggling with obesity with the cost of bariatric surgery. The direct costs of obesity include the price of health care and medication for obesity related diseases, as well as money spent on dieting plans. Long term dieting can be costly and ineffective. […]

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Obesity and Comorbidities

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Obesity and Comorbidities Comorbidity is a disease or condition which occurs at the same time as another disease. Obesity is a risk factor for the development of life-threatening and costly comorbid conditions. Overall, the costs of comorbid diseases are higher for adults with obesity and morbid obesity than for people of a healthy weight. Obese […]

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The Costs of Obesity at Work

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If you are questioning if you can afford weight loss surgery, it’s important to compare the direct and indirect costs of obesity with the cost of bariatric surgery. Direct costs include the price of health care and medication for obesity related diseases. Indirect costs represent the ways that obesity can impact your life financially, including […]

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The Effects of Obesity on Fertility

Posted on April 18, 2017, in Effects of Obesity

The Connection Between Obesity and Infertility Starting a family can be an exciting and joyous time, but for couples facing infertility it can be a heartbreaking and expensive experience. Obesity has been found to affect the fertility of both men and women. Obesity can influence many factors that determine conception including hormone levels, sperm production […]

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Obesity and the Cost of Diabetes

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The Cost of Obesity Weight loss surgery has been shown to improve or cure type 2 diabetes. People suffering with obesity and Type 2 diabetes may consider weight loss surgery, but have concerns about the cost of a bariatric procedure. However, when comparing the cost of bariatric surgery to the costs associated with treating diabetes, […]

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