• Associated with this weight gain are increased risks in adulthood for joint problems, angina, high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, type 2 diabetes and, ultimately, premature death. Outside of the human costs, health experts estimate that treating adult obesity-related ailments will cost the American economy nearly $150 billion in 2009.

    Jeff Schweitzer, Larry Deutsch (2011). “Calorie Wars: Fat, Fact and Fiction”, p.7, Dr. Larry Deutsch