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  • Holy Cannoli, It Costs More to be a Plus-Sized Gal

    It costs at least $4,879 more a year to be an obese woman than “regular-sized” and nearly twice what obese male counterparts have to pay, reports a study in The New York Post.

    “It’s much harder to be an obese woman that an obese man,” said researcher Christine Ferguson, a George Washington Universityprofessor.” That $4,800 number is a very conservative number.”

    The story continues to say that according to the study obese women don’t earn as much as thinner ladies and rank in $1,855 less annually, while big guys are unaffected in the wage department.

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    A body-mass index of more than 30 is what is considered to be obese and costs both men and women in the usual ways: having to pay higher medical bills, take more sick days and even shell out more for gasoline to cart their heavier frames around, according to the study.

    What do you think?

     

    Photo:istock

    Published on September 22, 2010

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