THE Heart Foundation and Deakin University's Australian heart disease statistics: Overweight, obesity and cardiovascular disease - past, present and future also found:
In 2011-12, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes accounted for about $16 billion of total current expenditure on health services in Australia.
Forty one per cent of the adult population is expected to be obese by 2031-32.
The total spending on cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in 2011-12, attributable to elevated BMI, was $3.9 billion, but this will increase to $16.9 billion in 2031-32 if overweight and obesity levels continue to increase at the same rate they did from 1995 to 2005.
The total extra spending for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes from 2011-12 to 2031-32 due to excess weight is estimated to be $187 billion.