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How much higher are average lifetime healthcare expenditures for obese people than non-obese people?

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Average lifetime healthcare expenditures for obese people are actually lower than for non-obese people. This is because obese people generally die younger. Per a 2008 study in PLoS Medicine: "Obesity prevention may be an important and cost-effective way of improving public health, but it is not a cure for increasing health expenditures."

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