It costs women on average of 84% more than what it costs men to be obese according to a report released Tuesday by George Washington University researchers.

According to the report, the overall annual cost of being obese is $4,879 for an obese woman and $2,462 for an obese man where the annual costs of being overweight are $524 and $432 for women and men, respectively.

Researchers added to that sum the economic cost of dying prematurely, the yearly loss shot up to $8,365 for women and $6,518 for men.

Currently 60% of the United States population is overweight or obese and should the trend continue 50% of Americans will be obese by 2030, the report stated.

People who are obese or overweight are at increased risk for heart disease, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and endometrial, breast and colon cancer.

Approximately 10 percent of medical costs in America are due to obesity and at the rate the American population is gaining weight, this amount could rise to between 16 and 18 percent of total health care costs.

The costs of being overweight are high and will only keep rising if the current trends continue. The results of this report call for a drastic lifestyle change among the American people to choose healthy eating plans increase physical exercise.