[FoRK] "Lifetime healthcare costs highest for thin"
Stephen D. Williams
<sdw at lig.net> on
Tue Feb 5 11:11:24 PST 2008
I wonder how this compares to other health systems and populations.
Quality of life would be important to add in also.
I'm surprised by this:
> On average, healthy people lived 84 years. Smokers lived about 77
> years, and obese people lived about 80 years.
It seems like there is more disparity. I wonder if non-illness deaths
have been removed?
A link to the study in the original article would have been nice.
Russell Turpin wrote:
> Given the dual burdens of social security and medicare, the frugal
> government should encourage cigarettes and junk food. Right?
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