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The cost of eating unhealthy

“The choices we make, dictate the life we live.”-Danny DeVito from Renaissance ManThe Jordan Insurance Group, MD, ACA

It’s no secret that the economy has taken a toll on us.  We are budgeting and cutting corners at every chance we get.  That includes our diet. We reach for those dollar menus at the fast food joints and the processed foods that line our grocery stores, all to save a buck.  At least initially.  The unfortunate truth is we may be saving a buck today but that may not be the case in the future. Research studies have proven that the processed foods that we fill our diet with have been found to be leading causes of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, and many more. Let’s take a look at the average of treating these diseases.
  • Diabetes:  Average is $85,200 annually.
  • Colon Cancer:  Ranges from $15,000-$17,000 (out of pocket annual expenses) to $51,327 for a female and $51,812 for a man (patients over 65).
  • Heart Disease:  $14,000-$38,501 (treatment from immediately following a heart attack to one year after the heart attack).
These figures are just for treating the diseases, this cost is not associated with the increase in health and life insurance premiums you will also have to pay. Sure you could be saving an extra couple of bucks every time you go grocery shopping now, but in the long run you could be paying excessively for health care costs relating to diseases that are brought on by unhealthy dining choices. Content provided by Transformer Marketing. Sources:  http://www.aflac.com/individuals/realcost/source/, http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/809547
William Jordan
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