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Report: Invest $10 a person for better health

July 17, 2008
by Lauran Neergaard
Associated Press

Investing just $10 per person roughly the price of a six-pack of beer and some chips could greatly fuel community programs that get couch potatoes moving, prevent smoking and improve nutrition, researchers say. How much health does $10 a person buy? Invest that every year, and within five years the nation could cut health care costs by more than $16 billion annually, concludes a new analysis by the nonprofit Trust for America's Health and a team of public-health research groups.

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