Obesity Epidemic Spurs Demand for Oversized Caskets

The fatter Americans get, the more businesses stretch to accommodate them; even funeral homes, and casket and mortuary lift retailers. "This is, unfortunately, a sign of the times, both experienced in life and after death," said Leslie Bonci, director of sports nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. "We're seeing the widening of seats, the widening of cup holders and, now, the widening of caskets." About one-third of U.S. adults are obese, according to the Centers for...Full Story
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