"Treat the disease, you win some, you lose some. Treat the patient, you always win."
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Monday, August 8, 2011

Healthy diet heavier on the pocket: Study

Medical-News.net presents an article about a study done recently that indicates eating "healthier" costs an average of $380 more per year per person. A couple of points to note:

**Eating inexpensive/filling/less healthy foods may seem cheaper in the short term, but the overall effect on health will be a lot more expensive in the long run ---- obesity is a major contributing factor in serious (read that expensive) diseases like diabetes, stroke, heart health, and the list goes on.

**Check out the fourth paragraph of the article: "they did not factor in costs for food bought outside grocery stores, such as fast food - which would likely increase the food cost for each person. " I know a lot of people, especially those with children, use fast food restaurants frequently because of busy schedules, time constraints, convenience, and other reasons----but I wonder if they stop and calculate the costs over the course of a year. They would be astonished.

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