Similarly, you may ask, what is the cost of obesity to the NHS?
The costs of obesity It is estimated that the NHS spent £6.1 billion on overweight and obesity-related ill-health in 2014 to 2015. Annual spend on the treatment of obesity and diabetes is greater than the amount spent on the police, the fire service and the judicial system combined.
How much does obesity cost Australia per year?
RESULTS: The annual total direct cost ranged from $1,998 per person with normal weight to $2,501 per person with obesity in participants without diabetes. For those with diabetes, total direct costs were $2,353 per person with normal weight, $3,263 per person with overweight, and $3,131 per person with obesity.
How is obesity affecting the NHS?
Obesity and poor diet are linked with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and increased risk of respiratory, musculoskeletal and liver diseases. Obese people are also at increased risk of certain cancers, including being three times more likely to develop colon cancer.
Who is most at risk of obesity in Australia?
The Australian Institute of Health & Welfare (AIHW) provides information on overweight and obesity in Australia using a birth cohort analysis7, which shows children and adolescents aged 10–17 in 2014–15 were more likely to be overweight or obese than those 20 years earlier.