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Australia's Wake-Up Call - Obesity Costs Now At $58 Billion Type 2 Diabetes Crisis
A new Access Economics Report commissioned by Diabetes Australia has found that 3.71 million Australians are obese with a current estimated cost to the nation of $58 billion. The report titled "Growing economic costs of obesity in 2008" reveals that there has been a 137% increase since 2005 in the number of Australians who have type 2 diabetes as a result of being obese. The total cost of obesity includes $8.3 billion in financial costs and $49.