Obesity in the Workplace Costs the U.S. Billions

Obese Americans have increased the cost of health care, but the doctor's office isn't the only place where obesity ups expenses. Research released Friday by Duke University found that the cost to employers of obesity among full-time employees was $73.1 billion a year. Using survey data from the 2006 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and the 2008 U.S. National Health and Wellness Survey, the Duke researchers estimated the extent to which obesity-related health problems affected absenteeism, ...Full Story
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