Research Updates

Costs vs benefits of obesity interventions

Friyana Bhabha

Workplace health program shows reductions in total health costs and improvements in productivity

Take Home Messages: The benefits to employers of having a healthy workforce outweigh the costs involved in setting up a health promotion program. Employees participating in such programs have shown improved overall health, with savings seen in work productivity and reduced work absenteeism due to sickness. A healthy workforce means higher levels of productivity and less obesity related illness. Why the study matters: Obesity is reco...

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