Only about one-third of adult Texans are a normal weight. The remaining two-thirds of Texans are either overweight or obese. Texas children (ages 10-17) also are tipping the scales — more than 30 percent are obese. These extra pounds add up to increased health care spending, since treating obese patients cost 37 percent more than treating normal-weight patients.
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