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Bearing the brunt of obesity

Friyana Bhabha

How obesity impacts the workplace

Take Home Messages: Obesity places a significant burden on society and the employer. Increased weight is associated with: Higher health care costs; Greater paid days off; and Increased health problems. Health promotion programs aimed at reducing obesity are beneficial for the employer and employee. Why the study matters:  The proportion of people who are overweight is increasing. It has contribu...

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