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Yahoo Website Reports UMaine Obesity, Health Costs Research

The Yahoo! Finance website carried an Associated Press report of research by University of Maine economist Todd Gabe that projects the medical costs of obesity for children and adolescents in Maine could reach $1.2 billion over the next 20 years. Gabe calculated that medical care of obesity cost $453 million in Maine last year.

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