Chronic disease is costly

According to the Centers for ​Disease Control and Prevention:​

Heart disease and stroke cost our health care system $199 billion per year and cause $131 billion in lost productivity on the job.​

​The total estimated cost of diagnosed diabetes was $327 billion in medical costs and lost productivity in 2017.​

​Obesity costs the US health care system $147 billion per year.​

The total cost attributable to arthritis and related conditions is about $300 billion per year including over $160 billion in indirect costs associated with lost earnings. ​

​On average, 34 million school hours are lost each year because of unplanned dental care, and over $45 billion is lost in productivity due to dental disease.